Release : 1994-09-10
Genre : Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Runtime : 97 minutes
Company : BBC, Athanor, Heart of Europe Prague K Productions, Kominsk, Lumen Films, Pandora Cinema, Centre National de la Cinématographie
Cast : Petr Čepek, Jan Kraus, Jiří Suchý, Andrew Sachs, Vladimír Kudla, Antonín Zacpal
Language : cs, la
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.