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Faust (2013)



Critic Consensus: It strays from the source, but whatever it might lack in fidelity, Aleksandr Sokurov's lengthy, ambitious Faust more than makes up in fresh energy and ideas.

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Employing elaborate camera movements, a dense soundscape, intricate production design and spectacular locations, FAUST conjures up a unique and phantasmagoric vision of the Faustian legend. Faust, played by Johannes Zeiler, is a man in search of the ideals of the Enlightenment but he becomes obsessed with the lovely Magarethe (Isolda Dychauk) and eventually sells his soul to the Devil (Anton Adasinsky) also known as the Moneylender, so that he may possess her. Comic, cosmic, painterly and stunningly beautiful scenes abound as the Devil takes Faust on a strange, unforgettable journey that ends in Hell itself. (c) Leisure Time Features


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Critic Reviews for Faust

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (18)

Surviving 139 minutes of this barrage of profuse but elusive imagery and sound is something of an ordeal.

July 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Sokurov's [Faust] has a distinctly human scale, yet he flattens the tale's meaning.

April 11, 2018 | Full Review…

A grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece ...

November 21, 2013 | Full Review…

Compared to many Sokurov films, this one has an enlivening paradoxicality: it's morbid but upbeat, grim yet rapturous.

November 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The movie expands in its frame, surpassing simple comprehension and continuing to grow in your mind - and perhaps to blow it - long after it's over.

November 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Faust's worldview may be esoteric, but its vision is lucid.

November 14, 2013 | Full Review…
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A medieval doctor who's bored with life sells his soul to a Moneylender in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman. A fairly surreal and occasionally confusing version of Goethe's classic, Aleksandr Sokurov's adaptation is rewarding, but not intended for literary novices.

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