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Faust


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  Faust Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.14 /10
 
Starring
Emil Jannings , Gosta Ekman, Camilla Horn
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Directed by: F.W. Murnau
Written by: Hans Kyser

 
 
 
Released: 1926
   
Genre: DRAMA
IMPORTANT
FANTASY
SILENT
FOREIGN
   
Origin: Germany
   
Length: 136
 
 


 
Professor (Gosta Ekman) sells soul in exchange for youth.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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F.W.Murnauís silent classic from 1926 features huge, romantic sets, great chiascuro cinematography, and a magnificently hammy performance by Emil Jannings as Mephistopheles. A must-see for film historians, but the sad truth is that vast stretches of it are boring.


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