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II. Budapest Classic Film Marathon: Mephisto


Drama | Hungary, Austria, Germany, 140 min, 1981
in Hungarian and German with Hungarian and English subtitles

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Director: István Szabó

Cinematographer: Lajos Koltai
Music: Tamássy Zdenkó

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ildikó Bánsági, Krystyna Janda, Rolf Hoppe, György Cserhalmi, Péter Andorai

Special Guests: István Szabó, Klaus Maria Brandauer and David Robinson.

This Oscar winner film based on the novel of the same title by Klaus Mann seeks an answer to the eternal Faustian question: how are personalities shaped by the pressure of history in Central Europe. The career of Hendrik Höfgen, the hugely talented albeit ingratiating actor, is flying high in Germany of the 1930s... Mephisto, played with unequalled talent by Klaus Maria Brandauer, was followed by a further two films nominated for Oscars: Redl ezredes (Colonel Redl, 1984) and Hanussen (1988). In these figures, eternally failing actors, soldiers, prophets, Szabó formulated from a European perspective why, when and what sort of characters totalitarian systems are in need of to achieve their objectives.

Ticket information

Ticket price: 1800 HUF
Tickets are available at the Cassa of the Urania National Film Theatre (open every day 10:30-21:00, Credit Cards are accepted) and in the Ticket Sale System of Interticket (available in English too).

Pénztárnyitás és Emeleti kávézó: Az első előadás előtt 30 perccel.
Pénztárzárás: az utolsó előadás kezdetét követően 15 perccel.

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