direction: István Szabó

144 minutes

Thursday, 16.4.



A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons.

Oscar, Academy Awards, USA 1982; ALFS Award, London Critics Circle Film Awards 1983; Bambi, Bambi Awards 1983; Guild Film Award – Silver, Guild of German Art House Cinemas 1983; Huabiao Film Award, Huabiao Film Awards 1988; Silver Ribbon, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1982; NBR Award, National Board of Review, USA 1982; Jussi, Jussi Awards 1982; David, David di Donatello Awards 1982; Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival 1981;