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Mephisto (1981)

12 09/28/1981 (US) Drama 2h 25m


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.

  1. István Szabó

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Klaus Mann


  3. Péter Dobai


Top Billed Cast

  1. Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Hendrik Höfgen

  2. Krystyna Janda

    Krystyna Janda

    Barbara Bruckner

  3. Ildikó Bánsági

    Ildikó Bánsági

    Nicoletta von Niebuhr

  4. Rolf Hoppe

    Rolf Hoppe


  5. Karin Boyd

    Karin Boyd

    Juliette Martens

  6. György Cserhalmi

    György Cserhalmi

    Hans Miklas

  7. Péter Andorai

    Péter Andorai

    Otto Ulrichs

  8. Christine Harbort

    Christine Harbort

    Lotte Lindenthal

  9. Tamás Major

    Tamás Major

    Oskar Kroge, színigazgató

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Status Released

Original Language German

Budget $144.00

Revenue -


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