Mephisto (1981)

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In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?




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István Szabó


Péter Dobai (screenplay), István Szabó (screenplay), Klaus Mann (novel)

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25 August 2020 | Xstal
| Better The Devil You Know...
...and be careful what you wish for. A German actor, in the 1930's, against best advice and with only himself in mind, continues to pursue his thespian fantasies while his friends and colleagues flee.

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Release Date:

22 March 1982


Hungarian, German, English

Country of Origin

West Germany, Hungary, Austria

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