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Mephisto [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 06/26/2001
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Based on Klaus Mann's novel, Mephisto details the rise of a Faustian character who figuratively sells his soul in exchange for greatness. Hendrik Hofgen (Klaus Maria Brandauer, offering an electric performance) is the star of a state-funded theater department who tires of his job. Like his friends, he pays lip service to socialist ideals fashionable for artists of his time -- that is, until the Nazis rise to power. He then sees an opportunity to achieve his objective of fame: he will perform propaganda plays and thereby use the Nazis as a vehicle to spread his name across the country -- only too late does he realize his mistake. This well-adapted version of the book featured the first teaming of Brandauer with director Istvan Szabo; they would later reunite to make Colonel Redl and Hanussen. Brandauer first gained attention in the U.S. after the film's release and would be cast as the villain in Never Say Never Again as a result. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Side #1 --

0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Title [1:05]
2. Temperamental Artist [5:28]
3. Seduction [6:02]
4. An Actor In Love [6:16]
5. Family Affair [4:18]
6. Revolutionary Theater [5:35]
7. Clash Of Ideologies [5:22]
8. Arrival In Berlin [5:02]
9. "Actor Hofgen Wins Berlin Workers' Hearts" [6:57]
10. Man Of Many Masks [6:19]
11. Winds Of Change [6:49]
12. "Theater is a mission" [6:14]
13. Berlin's Leading Lady [5:22]
14. Mephisto [6:39]
15. The Renewal Of German Culture [5:53]
16. Mentor And Pupil [6:22]
17. Execution Of Miklas [6:43]
18. Crisis Of Conscience [7:16]
19. Manager Of The Prussian State Theater [6:08]
20. A Trip To Paris [7:58]
21. Bride And Groom [6:11]
22. Dance Of The Devils [3:10]
23. "Get out, Actor!" [6:09]
24. A Grand Celebration [5:43]
25. Lost In The Light [2:51]
26. End Credits [1:49]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: June 26, 2001
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • Length: 144 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel (5.1), Monaural
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: German
  • Subtitle: English
  • UPC: 013131124095
  • Product ID: 2070213
  • Genre: Drama

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