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  • 106 min
  • Germany
  • special screening
  • 12 years
  • 1 Screening

Experience the fabulous film classic Faust (1926) on a large movie screen in Nidaros Cathedral, while German organist Wolfgang Seifen improvises on the majestic Steinmeyer organ of Nidaros Cathedral.

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With magnificent scenography, imaginative special effects, and remarkable use of contrasts, Faust is a visual masterpiece. It is considered one of the most important and groundbreaking silent films ever made. Combined with the powerful organ tones in Nidaros Cathedral, this will be a film experience you won't soon forget!

The legend of Johann Faust has been told in various versions, with J.W. Goethe's epic drama being perhaps the most well-known, along with this impressive film by F.W. Murnau.

In the opening scene, the demon Mephisto makes a bet with an archangel: if he can weaken the soul of the old alchemist Faust and destroy everything divine within him, the Devil will gain dominion over the Earth. Mephisto spreads his dark wings over the city where Faust lives and unleashes a deadly plague upon the inhabitants. To end the plague, Faust signs a contract with Mephisto, this leading to fatal consequences.

A film from the holdings of the Friedrich-
Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung (www.murnau-stiftung.de) in Wiesbaden.


Tuesday 05. march 18.00 18.00 Annet
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Original title Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
Director Friedrich W. MURNAU
Year 1926
Length 106 min
Country Germany
Language English (intertitles)
Subtitles english
Cast Emil JANNINGS, Gösta EKMAN, Camilla HORN