Faust (1994)




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This European fantasy features excellent and surprisingly imaginative clay animation combined with live-action to tell the story of a man who sells his soul to Satan without the benefit of a lawyer. Initially, Faust does not rise to the bait presented by Mephistopheles' assistants who encode their offers in commuter-maps handed out at a Prague subway exit. Instead he accidently calls Mephistopheles himself. With the Devil's favorite minion, Faust agrees to sell his soul in exchange for 24 pleasure-filled years. The bargain is sealed, but Faust doesn't get what he bargained for. First he is turned into an actor, then he is turned into a puppet. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Animation , Art House & International , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Special Interest
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Petr Cepek
as Faust
Andrew Sachs
as [English version]
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Critic Reviews for Faust

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Marvelous grown-up animation with a grubby surrealist sensibility. The best screen treatment of this material to date.

July 8, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

This unique film can be appreciated for how beautiful it all is.

Full Review… | January 28, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

His Faust is a bit too detached to be truly disturbing or emotionally affecting.

Full Review… | July 4, 2002

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Audience Reviews for Faust


Watching this on psilocybin mushrooms proved enriching. The imaginative weaving of the various Faustus legends (as told by Goethe and Marlowe) speaks volumes about Svankmajer's original retellings. By combining his incredible stop-motion animation genius with old-school Czech puppetry, Faust becomes a rabbit hole of unseen worlds, as Svankmajer films are an experience in itself. Blending the occult, Prague and devil puppets, this is easily one of Svankmajer's greatest masterpieces.

Branden William
Branden William

Though Svankmajer's Faust might be a bit too detached to be truly disturbing or emotionally affecting, all the marvelous grown-up animation with a grubby surrealist sensibility makes this a unique film to be appreciated.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

(***): Thumbs Up Strange and unique. I really liked the animation and claymation that was used to tell the story.


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