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There are two movies of this name.
A French-language film directed by Henri Debain and Nick Winter.
A West Germany / Hungary / Austria co-production, based on the novel by Klaus Mann, directed by István Szabó, and starring Klaus Maria Brandauer as Hendrik Hoefgen. The film adapts the Mephistopheles/Dr Faustus theme by having the main character Hendrik Hoefgen abandon his conscience and continue to act and ingratiate himself with the Nazi Party and so keep and improve his job and social position.
Both the film and Klaus Mann's book, written in 1936, from which it is taken mirror the career of Mann's brother-in-law, who is considered by many to have supported the Nazi Party and abandoned his previous political views for personal gain rather than conscience.
- Mephisto (1930) IMDb Entry
- Mephisto (1981) IMDb Entry
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