Mobilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios, F.W. Murnau orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe's Faust that ranks as one of the greatest achievements of German silent cinema. Goesta Ekman stars as the titular alchemist who, struggling with his faith amid a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth, in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific. This special edition contains the Murnau Foundation's meticulous restoration of the original Ferman version of the film with hand-painted intertitles, as well as a lengthier 1930 alternate cut from the Ufa Studios.
Werner Fuetterer,Emil Jannings,Camilla Horn,Wilhelm Dieterle,Frida Richard,Gösta Ekman