Released in the USA on September 29 of 1981, "Mephisto" is a Drama film directed by István Szabó , starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe, György Cserhalmi and Péter Andorai.
Who is the director of "Mephisto":
Mephisto was directed by István Szabó, a Hungarian director, writer, actor, and producer.
Before making Mephisto, István Szabó had directed Budapesti mesék, released in 1976, Szerelmesfilm (1970), Apa (1966). Since, he directed Hanussen, released in 1988, Meeting Venus (1991), Being Julia (2004).
When was "Mephisto" released:
Mephisto was first released on Tuesday, September 29, 1981, in the United States.. This was thirty-seven (37) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, December 16, 1981 in France and on Wednesday, April 29, 1981 in Germany.
What is the casting of "Mephisto":
At the casting of Mephisto we find Klaus Maria Brandauer, previously seen in The Salzburg Connection (1972); Krystyna Janda (Dyrygent (1980), Bez znieczulenia (1978)); Ildikó Bánsági (Budapesti mesék (1976), Szindbád (1971)) [ more... ]
- Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ildikó Bánsági, György Cserhalmi, Péter Andorai and István Komlós also appeared together in Hanussen, released in 1988.
- Tamás Major, Ildikó Kishonti and Vilmos Kun can be seen in Szerencsés Dániel, released in 1983.
What is the Storyline of "Mephisto":
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.
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