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Faust 1926

magic • dark • faith & spirituality • Germany
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Gösta Ekman stars as the titular alchemist who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific. Mobilising the full resources of the Ufa Studios, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe's Faust that ranks alongside Fritz Lang's Metropolis as the greatest achievement of the German silent cinema.

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