Critic Consensus: It strays from the source, but whatever it might lack in fidelity, Aleksandr Sokurov's lengthy, ambitious Faust more than makes up in fresh energy and ideas.
as Heinrich Faust
as Geldverleiher the Moneylender
as Geldverleiher's Wife
as The Monk
as Margarete's Mother
as Valentin's Friend
as Faust's Father
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Critic Reviews for Faust
A grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece ...
Compared to many Sokurov films, this one has an enlivening paradoxicality: it's morbid but upbeat, grim yet rapturous.
The movie expands in its frame, surpassing simple comprehension and continuing to grow in your mind - and perhaps to blow it - long after it's over.
Aleksandr Sokurov's demented, gunky take on the Faust legend tumbles from one scene into the next with loping, loopy energy.
Audience Reviews for Faust
A medieval doctor who's bored with life sells his soul to a Moneylender in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman. A fairly surreal and occasionally confusing version of Goethe's classic, Aleksandr Sokurov's adaptation is rewarding, but not intended for literary novices.
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