Mephisto(1981)

Mephisto (1981)
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A German actor thinks true art can triumph even if it's the Nazis who are in charge

RATINGS

7.8
/10

RUNTIME

144 min

AGE RATING

Not Rated

COUNTRY

West Germany

LANGUAGE

Hungarian

DIRECTOR

István Szabó

CAST

Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Plot

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?