Mephisto Poster

Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Hendrik Hoefgen (Klaus Maria Brandauer) craves center stage. After years spent slogging it out in provincial theaters, he's grown sufficiently desperate that when the Nazi party effectively offers to make him a star, he doesn't hesitate. Great roles and plenty of praise accumulate quickly, and Hendrik revels in his success. He dreams of ultimately playing Mephisto, and to that end blithely overlooks the profound moral compromises of his situation.

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Karin Boyd, Rolf Hoppe, Christine Harbort

Director: István Szabó

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Fall, Wife, Dark, 1930s


Nominated Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Foreign Language Film