Faust (1960 film)

Faust is a 1960 West German theatrical film directed by Peter Gorski. It is based on Goethe's Faust (1808) and adapted from the theater production at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. It stars Peter Gorski's adoptive father Gustaf Gründgens as Mephistopheles and Will Quadflieg as Faust, and was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 33rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1][2] The film also won a Deutscher Filmpreis (transl.: German Movie Award) for an Outstanding Documentary or Cultural Film in 1961.

Directed by
Produced by
Written byJohann Wolfgang Goethe
StarringWill Quadflieg
CinematographyGünther Anders
Release date
  • 25 May 1960 (1960-05-25)
Running time
128 minutes
CountryWest Germany


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  1. ^ "Faust" (in German). Filmportal.de. Archived from the original on 27 May 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  2. ^ H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2008.

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