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Faust (Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage) (1926)

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Gösta Ekman Gösta Ekman
Emil Jannings Emil Jannings
Camilla Horn Camilla Horn
Gretchen / Marguerite
Frida Richard Frida Richard
Gretchens Mutter / Marguerite's Mother
William Dieterle William Dieterle
Valentin: Gretchens Bruder / Marguerite's Brother
Yvette Guilbert Yvette Guilbert
Marthe Schwerdtlein: Gretchens Tante / Marguerite's Aunt
Eric Barclay Eric Barclay
Herzog von Parma / Duke of Parma
Hanna Ralph Hanna Ralph
Herzogin von Parma / Duchess of Parma

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Why do you seek death? You have not lived.

6 years, 10 months ago at Aug 1 16:31
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''Wretched Faust, why do you seek death? You have not yet lived!''

God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist...

Gösta Ekman: Faust

Emil Jannings: Mephisto

Faust(German title: Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage) is a silent film produced in 1926 by UFA, directed by F.... read more
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Description: God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague and then with a day's return to youth. Mephisto is clever, timing the end of this 24 hours as Faust embraces the beautiful Duchess of Parma. Faust trades his soul for youth. Some time later, he's bored, and demands on Easter Sunday that Mephisto take him home. Faust promptly sees and falls in love with the beautiful Gretchen, whose liaison with him brings ... (more)
Release date: 6 December 1926
UPC: 738329020729
Tags: 1920s (9), German (8), Horror (8), Silent (8), 1926 (8), Devil (5), Germany (4), German Expressionism (4), Classic (3), Character Name In Title (3), Drama (2), Deal With The Devil (2), Satan (2), Debauchery (2), Soul (2), Knowledge (1), Public Domain (1), Silent Cinema (1), Snow (1), Seduction (1)
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" The Ups: The definitive "Faust" adaptation. The movie is full of iconic imagery, great expressionist scenes and great acting especially from Gösta Ekman as Faust and Emil Jannings as Mephisto himself. Camilla Horn also impresses in the female part. The giant wings from both the Angel of Darkness and Light are impressive. The story too is engaging. F.W. Murnau has a tight grip on both editing, direction and the actors and it is one of silent movies most satisfying films in my eyes. The Downs:"

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"Filmkonzert Faust im Theater Regensburg live: Philharmonisches Orchester Regensburg mit Musik von Bernd Schultheis "

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