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Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

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Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)
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Jan Svankmajer's long awaited follow up to his acclaimed "Alice" is an equally astounding version of the myth of Dr. Faustus. Merging live action with stop motion and claymation, Svankmajer has created an unsettling universe presided over by diabolic life size marionettes and haunted by skulking human messengers from hell. (-DVD Prod. descr.)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

A full-length feature from the Czech animation director Jan Svankmajer, his first since "Alice,'' in 1987. A tired Czech citizen is handed a map on the streets of Prague; it leads him to a shabby courtyard, a puppet theatre, and a bruising encounter with the powers of evil. He raises the Devil, only to be confronted by a replica of his own face: a typically bleak hint from Svankmajer that we invent our own temptations-that any of us would make a good Faust. The best introduction to Svankmajer remains his short films; "Faust" is less shocking, more narcotic. Still, with its blend of live action, chattering marionettes, and weird, fleshy stop-motion sequences-not to mention the pitch-black of the humor-it throws you off balance more thoroughly than any other movie in town. (-Anthony Lane, The New Yorker)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after being lured by a strange map into a sinister puppet theatre, finds himself immersed in an indescribably weird version of the play, blending live actors, clay model animation and giant puppets. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0109781/plotsummary)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Wonderful blend of real-time and stop-motion storytelling by a master of the surreal. An apparently ordinary everyman is led by curiousity into a dilapidated building which turns out to be a strange cross of theatre, a puppeteer's workshop, and an alchemical laboratory. Suddenly, he finds himself becoming the legendary character Dr. Faust, selling his soul to the devil to gain magical powers. (amazon.com)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer is the real sorcerer here and blends stage sets with real settings, seven foot puppets with live actors, and makes magic of it all. The voice performances are excellent and actually add to the surreal quality of the film. Just one caution: This is not a "family" film. There is some adult material, so don't confuse this with Bass and Rankin style claymation. (amazon.com)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)

Jan Svankmajer-Faust (1994)