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491 Ratings


Directed by István Szabó
Austria, West Germany, 1981
Drama, War, History


A German stage actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) 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.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1981 | 2 wins including: Best Screenplay

Academy Awards

1982 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

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