Faust (1960)

Director
Peter Gorski; Gustaf Gründgens

Main cast
Will Quadflieg; Gustaf Gründgens; Elisabeth Flickenschildt; Hermann Schomberg; Eduard Marks

Genres
Drama, Fantasy

Description
In 1957 Gustaf Gründgens staged a new production of Goethe's Faust in which he once again played Mephisto, a part he had played since 1932. The brilliant production was a huge success and ran for a couple of years. In 1959 Peter Gorski captured the performance on film in his directorial film debut. Basically it is a registration of the production, but Gorksi did manage to accentuate the details of the acting by using enough medium and close-up shots which give a view on the acting you normally would not able to see in a theater.


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