Rent Faust (2011)

3.2 of 5 from 68 ratings
2h 14min
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Synopsis:
Dr. Faust is a restless scholar, bored and disgusted by the filthy, mundane and money-driven society he inhabits. But after meeting a mysterious moneylender and a beautiful young girl his fate is irrevocably altered, sending him on a spiralling path of lust, greed and the will to power. Through intense, dreamlike camerawork Sokurov tackles the existential dilemmas of a chaotically surreal world.
Actors:
, , , , , Antje Lewald, , , , , Oliver Bootz, , Prodromos Antoniadis, David Jonsson,
Directors:
Producers:
Andrei Sigle
Writers:
Yuri Arabov, Aleksandr Sokurov, Marina Koreneva
Others:
Aleksander Sokurov
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Germany, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Awards:

2011 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

BBFC:
Release Date:
20/08/2012
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/08/2012
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of Faust

As Bonkers as it is Boring... - Faust review by PV

Spoiler Alert
29/09/2012

I really wanted to like this film. I loved the story of Faustus, and have seen many versions on stage (Marlowe's Faustus) and is films. But this film was just 2 things: 1) bonkers; 2) boring. So yes, there was surreal arty camerawork.

Yes, the scenery and acting were fine. This is a German/Russian/Czech co-production I think, and was made at the Prague Barrandov studios - so we know that is quality. But really, this goes on and on and on, with typically pretentious arty European faffing about, before ending as confusingly as it began. I think I ordered this because it was recommended by a critic or was nominated for a prize at Cannes or somewhere. All I can say is: avoid unless you have the patience of a saint - though if you look arty films then you'll be in heaven. One for the most pretenious poseur film studies students... 1.5 stars.

For a REALLY great German film, rent out The Wave.

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