Horror, by F. W. Murnau, German, 1926.
Faust is an elderly scholar who has lost faith in life. He is defeated by his inability to help others and by his awareness of his own mortality. One day, he meets Mephistopheles, who offers him a pact: in exchange for his soul, Mephistopheles will give him eternal youth and power. Faust accepts the pact and Mephistopheles takes him to a world of luxury and pleasure. Faust falls in love with Gretchen, a young innocent woman, but their love is thwarted by Mephistopheles.
Faust is considered one of the greatest silent films ever made. It is a visually stunning film, with Murnau's use of expressionist imagery and symbolism to create a dark and atmospheric world. The film also features some of the most iconic scenes in cinema history, such as the sequence in which Faust and Mephistopheles fly on a magic carpet. In addition to its artistic merits, Faust was one of the last major German films produced before the rise of the Nazis. The film's dark and expressionist style later influenced directors such as Orson Welles and Fritz Lang. It is a visually stunning and thought-provoking film that explores the themes of temptation, redemption, and the human condition.
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