animated movie Faust © BBC / Lumen Films / Heart of Europe (cz) / Athenor Production / Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) / Kominsk / Pandora Cinema
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Faust

Svankmejer's Faust is an ordinary man who, upon leaving a Prague subway station, is handed a map that leads him to an abandoned theatre where he finds a copy of Goethe's 'Faust'. Assuming the title role, he reads aloud, unwittingly summoning up a demon which promises him his every desire in exchange for his soul. A macabre mixture of live action, stop-motion, and puppetry.

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About the only more challenging thing than watching this film is reviewing it. After a six year gap since 'Alice', Svankmejer returns for his second feature film. Although there are obvious...
Created by: BBC, Lumen Films, Heart of Europe (cz), Athenor Production, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Kominsk, Pandora Cinema
Language: English dub / Czech
Country of Origin: UK / France / Czechoslovakia
Alternate Titles: Lekce Faust (Czechoslovakia), Lesson Faust
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Andrew Sachs ... English voices
Featuring live-action actors:
Petr Cepek ... Faust
Directed by: Jan Svankmajer
Produced by: Jaromír Kallista
Executive Producers: Colin Rose, Keith Griffiths, Michael Havas, Karl Baumgartner and Hengameh Panahi
Writing Credits: Jan Svankmajer
Animated by: Bedrich Glaser
Based on: Play: Marlow, Goethe. Novel by Christian Dietrich Grabbe

animated movie Faust © BBC / Lumen Films / Heart of Europe (cz) / Athenor Production / Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) / Kominsk / Pandora CinemaSvankmejer's multi-award winning second feature film.

The live action cast is:

Petr Cepek
Jan Kraus
Vladimír Kudla
Antonin Zacpal
Jirí Suchý
Viktorie Knotková
Jana Mézlová
Miluse Straková
Josef Fiala
Martin Radimecký
Ervín Tomendál
Frantisek Polata
Josef Chodora
Karel Vidimský
Petr Meissel
Rudolf Ruzek
Milan Vyskocil
Pavel Marek
Dalibor Fencl
Robert Blanda
Michaela Tyllerová
Vendula Pecová
Berenika Strettiová
Zita Morávková
Gillian Wood
Zuzana Drazilová
Karel Hamr
Zbynek Mayer
Karel Vild
Martin Kublák
Monika Chlustinová
Jirí Liska
Joseph Vedral
Václav Svankmajer
Pavel Valenta

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