Mephisto

Synopsis: A German stage actor 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. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): István Szabó
Production: HBO Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
UNRATED
Year:
1981
144 min
320 Views


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I'll give my heart just to one man

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The greatest lo ve since time began

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He'll come my wa y and he'll be strong

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And he will sing me lo ve's sweet song

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- What happened Mr. Hfgen?

- What do you want?

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I don't need you now!

Go to hell!

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We're invited to a boring banquet.

Sorry, but we ha ve to lea ve now.

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Can't you sit with us, Dora?

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No, we're much too late.

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Sorry, good e vening.

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I wanted to sa y you were

marvelous tonight.

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It was fantastic. Thank God I saw it.

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You fra ud, you didn't see the show.

Ne ver mind, you're talented.

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Me? Talented? Sa y it louder.

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Yes, you're very talented,

Herr Hfgen.

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I'm sure you'll soon be able to show

just how talented you are.

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I must be going, goodbye.

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- Bck. Se ven marks.

- But Hendrik...

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...if you need mone y

I can lend you fifty marks.

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This is men's business.

Bck likes giving mone y.

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Good e vening, Miklas.

Thank you.

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So...

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...Doctor Kroge lets me starve.

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Hfgen, you old sinner!

Take a seat.

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Well, Director,

how'd you like the show?

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What's getting you down, Hendrik?

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That I'm a pro vincial actor.

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Is that all? Nothing else?

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Hello.

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You're late.

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One da y, I'll come to fetch you.

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Don't you dread that, Heinz?

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- Please don't call me Heinz.

- Why not? That's your name.

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I dislike it. Understand?

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Perfectly, Heinz.

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You can't e ven drink a beer like

a man who feels like drinking one.

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Shall we start?

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What was that about beer?

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It's not your style,

simply to call for a beer.

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"A beer, please" sounds

phony when you sa y it.

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I don't drink, Juliette.

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I know, Heinz. Take your shoes off.

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Come on...

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One, two...

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One, two...

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...one, two, three, four...

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On one...

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Don't fall down now.

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Faster!

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Faster!

Show me what you can do.

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You want to be an actor

and show off for mone y, too?

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You comical picture of misery.

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If you liked this music,

you wouldn't get tired.

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You alwa ys la ugh at me, Juliette.

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I can't cry. Would you

lo ve me if I could cry?

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I lo ve you anywa y.

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You only lo ve yourself, Heinz,

and e ven then not enough.

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Keep talking.

What you sa y is very nice.

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Your only concern is your face

being de void of human e xpression.

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It's a mask, you hear?

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I, too, ha ve skin and bones

and body weight...

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...and e yebrows and fingernails,

just like you.

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I, too, feel the cold.

I can be hungry and thirsty.

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I, too, think of my mother.

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And I know there are

Philistines and Communists.

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But my e yes are not my e yes.

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My legs are not mine,

my face is not mine.

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My name is not my name,

beca use I am an actor!

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Do you know what it

means to be an actor?

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An actor is a mask...

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...among human beings.

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Juliette...

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Juliette...

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Ladies and gentlemen,

I ha ve the honor...

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...of welcoming you to the

first reading of the pla y.

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Ma y I introduce our guest,

Nicoletta von Niebuhr...

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