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Faust

A Film by Alexander Sokurov

Technical details : 2011 - Russia - Drama - DCP - 1.85 - 134 min.

Cast : Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinskiy, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich, Hanna Schygulla

Languages : German

Producers : Andrey Sigle

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SYNOPSIS

Sokurov’s Faust is not a film adaptation of Goethe’s tragedy in the usual sense, but a reading of what remains between the lines. What is the color of a world that gives rises to colossal ideas? What does it smell like? It is stuffy in Faust’s world: earthshaking plans are born in the cramped space where he scurries about. He is a thinker, a mouthpiece for ideas, a transmitter of words, a schemer, a daydreamer. An anonymous man driven by simple instincts: hunger, greed, lust. An unhappy, hounded creature who issues a challenge to Goethe’s Faust. Why stay the moment if one can go farther? Farther and farther, pressing forward - not noticing that time stands still. And you shall pass, too.

Venice Film Festival 2011
Golden Lion

Toronto International
Film Festival 2011

Rekjavik International
Film Festival 2011

SYNOPSIS

Sokurov’s Faust is not a film adaptation of Goethe’s tragedy in the usual sense, but a reading of what remains between the lines. What is the color of a world that gives rises to colossal ideas? What does it smell like? It is stuffy in Faust’s world: earthshaking plans are born in the cramped space where he scurries about. He is a thinker, a mouthpiece for ideas, a transmitter of words, a schemer, a daydreamer. An anonymous man driven by simple instincts: hunger, greed, lust. An unhappy, hounded creature who issues a challenge to Goethe’s Faust. Why stay the moment if one can go farther? Farther and farther, pressing forward - not noticing that time stands still. And you shall pass, too.

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