For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
3.7
400 Ratings

Mephisto

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

Synopsis

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.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Mephisto Directed by István Szabó

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1981 | 2 wins including: Best Screenplay

Academy Awards

1982 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

National Board of Review

1982 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film