Faust ★★★½

Murnau's last German film, "Faust" is based on the famous folk legend of the man who sells his soul to the devil, and his redemption. A silent film, it has a strong Expressionist vibe and the early scenes of the plague in the village, the devil's tempting of Faust have an effective eerie feel. The second half, with Faust attempting to recapture his youth in a love affair that ends tragically, is less effective. Nonethess, this is a true classic and worth watching. Emil Jannings as the Devil/Mephisto is quite remarkable, and the lighting and photography impressive.

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