With Petr Cepek, voices by Andrew Sachs
Directed by Jan Svankmajer

Genius animator, the Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer takes the
Faust versions of Ghoete, Marlowe and Gounod, and melds a visually striking film of crazy imagery to drive the tale in a modern setting. Our lead becomes the Faust character that wants to sell his soul for a life of utter bliss, which obviously comes at a price. With magic and a generally bizarre tone, Svankmajer combines live action, his great animation and large-scale marionettes to tell this classic tale in a greatly innovative way. From comical to grotesque, this is a version of Faust everyone should see.

6 / A
- PB

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A - B
- C

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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