About the film
philosophy magic puppet surrealism devil master occult
Release Date: September 10, 1994
|Genres||:||Animation, Drama, Fantasy|
|Production Companies||:||BBC, ATHANOR, Heart of Europe Prague K Productions, Kominsk, Lumen Films, Pandora Cinema, CNC|
|Writers||:||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, Jan Švankmajer, Christian Dietrich Grabbe|
A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after being lured by a strange map into a sinister puppet theatre, finds himself immersed in an indescribably weird version of the play, blending live actors, clay animation and giant puppets.