Faust Poster

Release Date: December 6th, 1926

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
In this classic of silent cinema, the demon Mephisto (Emil Jannings) makes a bet with an archangel that a good man's soul can be corrupted. Mephisto sets his sights on the thoughtful old alchemist Faust (Gösta Ekman), who is desperately trying to save his village from a plague. He is able to help the villagers, thanks to Mephisto, but further dealings with the devil lead Faust on a decadent downward spiral. Can he redeem his soul before it's too late?

Cast: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Yvette Guilbert, William Dieterle

Director: F.W. Murnau

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Deception, Sacrifice, Fall, Dark, Love, Melodramatic