as Hendrik Hoefgen
as Barbara Bruckner
as Nicoletta von Niebuhr
as Juliette Martens
as The General
as Lotte Lindenthal
as Hans Miklas
as Cesar Von Muck
as Otto Ulrichs
as Dora Martin
as Oskar H. Kroge
as Motzné, tragika
as Rolf Bonetti, bonviván
as Rachel Mohrenwitz, drámai szende
as Kis Böck, Öltöztetõ
as Bella Hilfgrin
as Bruckner, tanácsos
as Cesar von Muck
Critic Reviews for Mephisto
Few have dared what Brandauer accomplishes: showing us a good actor responding to the same neurotic drive for the center of the stage, the immortalizing role. His is a great performance, nothing less.
Hungaro pic shows extraordinary period flair for the Germany of the 1920s and '30s, balanced acting by a multinational cast, and exemplary direction.
A superbly modulated, fruitfully ambivalent central performance by Brandauer carries the emotional and intellectual weight of the political dilemma.
The actor is played by Klaus Maria Brandauer in one of the greatest movie performances I've ever seen.
Mephisto seems somewhat remote, without all the urgency of which Mr. Szabo has shown himself capable.
Audience Reviews for Mephisto
Oscar winning film about a actor who sells his soul to advance as a actor and a citizen in the Nazi Germany.Klaus Maria Brandauer is great as a down and out actor who changes his beliefs to advance as Germany's greatest actor.The movie is a take on Faust and as the film continues Klaus goes from the devil to Faust himself. I loved the idea and it is executed perfectly. The only problem is the film has a sudden ending that really doesn't have much resolve. The movie is over 2 hours and they could trim about 20 minutes and add more of a ending.
What would you do? The first hour or so was momentarily almost dreadfully dull, but luckily things became more interesting towards the end as he really started to contemplate his doings.
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