Faust (1960 film)

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Directed by Peter Gorski
Gustaf Gründgens (uncredited)
Produced by Ilse Kubaschewski
Walter Traut
Written by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Starring Will Quadflieg
Cinematography Günther Anders
Release date
  • 25 May 1960 (1960-05-25)
Running time
128 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Faust is a 1960 West German theatrical film directed by Peter Gorski. It is based on Goethe's Faust and adapted from the theater production at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. The film starred Peter Gorski's adoptive father Gustav 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.


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  1. ^ "Faust" (in German). Filmportal.de. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  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 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 

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