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Jan Svankmajer?s long-awaited follow-up to his acclaimed ALICE is an equally astounding version of the myth of Dr. Faustus. Merging live action with stop-motion and claymation animation, Svankmajer has created an unsettling universe presided over by diabolic life-size marionettes and haunted by skulking human messengers from hell. Faust (movingly incarnated by one of the Czech Republic?s finest actors, Peter Cepek) is an ordinary, inquisitive everyman who, upon exiting a Prague subway station, is handed a map that draws him to his doom. With breathtaking rapidity Faust?s journey takes him to the tops of mountains, drops him in the middle of lakes and sends him out onto the unsuspecting streets of Prague. Peopled with shape-changing demons and puppet-versions of Goethe?s characters, Svankmajer?s tour-de-force is alternately hilarious and shocking, always unique, and ultimately unforgettable.

Directors: Jan Svankmajer

Starring: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimir, Kudla, Antonin Zacpal, Jiri Suchy

Release Information

Label: SirenFormat: DVD
Rating:PGAudio: Stereo
Cat No:SVE0612Aspect:16:9
UPC: 9330080006120 Runtime:97
Language:English Dub & original versionSubtitles:English