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Mephisto (1981)

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Klaus Maria Brandauer Klaus Maria Brandauer
Hendrik Höfgen
Krystyna Janda Krystyna Janda
Barbara Bruckner
Ildikó Bánsági Ildikó Bánsági
Nicoletta von Niebuhr
Rolf Hoppe Rolf Hoppe
György Cserhalmi György Cserhalmi
Hans Miklas
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai
Otto Ulrichs
Karin Boyd Karin Boyd
Juliette Martens
Christine Harbort Christine Harbort
Lotte Lindenthal

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Péter Dobai Péter Dobai
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István Szabó István Szabó


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A very good movie

8 years, 2 months ago at Jun 6 13:13
Honestly, I had no idea what to expect from this flick but since the ratings were really good, I thought I should check it out. Indeed, it is nowadays a rather forgotten movie but I thought it was actually fascinating. In my opinion, it is one of the darkest dramas ever made about WWII I have ever seen and I thought that there was a really impressive amount of depth put in the characters, especial... read more
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Description: In MEPHISTO, an ambitious and talented actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) on the verge of success marries the daughter of an important official in pre-World War II Germany in order to further his career. As the Nazi influence grows, he discards his wife and uses his new connections to become the head of the National Theatre, while tailoring his art to the fascistic beliefs of his patrons. Wonderful acting in all roles and a strong, balanced script gives a chilling feel for why millions of people in Germany--not just ambitious, monomaniacal actors--succumbed to the outlandish theatrical appeal of Nazism by showing the more subtle, und ... (more)
Release date: 22 March 1982
UPC: 013131124095
Tags: Based On Novel (5), 1980s (4), Nazi (4), WWII (4), Theater (3), Austria (3), Historical (2), Theatre (2), Communist (2), Based On True Story (2), German (2), 1981 (2), World War II (1), Interracial Relationship (1), 144 Min (1), Foreign (1), Hungary (1), 1980's (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), 80s (1)
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