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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Did You Know?
Based on the novel "Mephisto" by Klaus Mann
, which obviously portrays his former brother-in-law Gustaf Gründgens
. Therefore, it was banned in Germany until 2000. See more
Contrary to what is depicted in the film, Hitler was not named chancellor of Germany after the Nazis won a majority in the Reichstag. He was appointed chancellor in January 1933 without proper parliamentary confirmation, and the Nazi Party did not win an absolute majority of votes in the next election (March 1933). See more
[Hendrik stumbles upon some soldiers beating up a Jew
They must be drunk.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.53
Mephisto - Improvisation
Written by Aladár Pege See more