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Faust Rated PG

Faust

Dir. F. W. Murnau. Germany, 1926. 1h 47m. Starring Gosta Ekman, Emil Jennings, Eric Barclay, Hans Brausewetter, Wilhelm Dieterle, Werner Fuetterer, Yvette Guilbert, Camilla Horn, Lothar Muthel.

Having already made horror history with ground-breaking vampire flick Nosferatu, and several years before he guaranteed his cinematic immortality with Sunrise – FW Murnau shocked and delighted Weimar audiences with this dazzling adaptation of the daemonic German legend.

‘The world of Faust is never intended to define a physical universe, but is a landscape of nightmares.’ ★★★★★ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

‘Here and everywhere, the pictures flow like supernal apparitions out of the characters’ subconscious, revved up by Murnau’s matchless illusionism’ ★★★★★ Fernando F Croce, Slant Magazine


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