Mephisto

The 1981 Academy Award-winning (Best Foreign Language Film) Mephisto concerns a passionate, but struggling actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) who remains in Germany during the... Read more

Mephisto

Directed by Istvan Szabo

Year: 1981
Running Time: 146
Color Type: Color
Country: Hungary
Language: German, Hungarian
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Mephisto

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Klaus Maria Brandauer

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Directed by Istvan Szabo


The 1981 Academy Award-winning (Best Foreign Language Film)
Mephisto concerns a passionate, but struggling actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) who remains in Germany during the Nazi regime and reaps the rewards of this Faustian pact by finally achieving the stardom he has long craved. 

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"There has been precious little incisive appraisal of the precise seductive allure of fascism, and certainly none to match that offered by Szabó's remarkable film."
- Paul Taylor, Time Out (London)
    
"This film is a work of art. The film transmits its messages so forcefully that no one can remain unaffected."
- Ingmar Bergman
 
"One of the greatest movie performances I've ever seen. A performance of electrifying power."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
 
"Magnificent and distinguished. It's more than a mercy, it's a coup."
- David Thomson
 
"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."
- Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine 
 
"Mephisto is brilliant metaphorical filmmaking."
- Bruce McCabe, Boston Globe
 
"Possesses an inner momentum and the film as a whole, with its dynamic leading performance, has an energy reminiscent of the films of Andrzej Wajda." 
- David Shipman  

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Venue City Date
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1586491200April 10 - April 16, 2020
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Bryn Mawr 1585108800March 25, 2020
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 15829524002/29, 3/1
American Cinematheque - Egyptian Theatre Los Angeles 1579842000January 24, 2020
Film Forum New York 1578546000January 9 - January 21, 2020


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