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Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Faust

136' - 1926 - Fantasy, Drama, Horror - Dialogue: German, English
Director: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau With: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard, Wilheilm Diterle, Yvette Guilbert
Faust, an elderly professor, sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a return to his youth. Murnau's last film in Germany prior to going to Hollywood was a lavish studio production, with the masterly sets constructed by the leading German designers Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig, related to the camera set-up, to avoid any staginess. The chiaroscuro, the imagery derived from Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich, and the magical photography, all cast a spell.

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Credits

Director

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

With

Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard, Wilheilm Diterle, Yvette Guilbert

Scenario

Hans Kyser

Director of Photography

Carl Hoffmann

Producer

Erich Pommer

More information

Dialogue

German, English

Countries of production

Germany

Screenplay based on

"Faust", (J.W. von Goethe)

Year

1926

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