Faust (1994)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Surrealist Film, Religious Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Czech Republic, France, Germany, UK  |  
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This European fantasy features excellent and surprisingly imaginative clay animation combined with live-action to tell the story of a man who sells his soul to Satan without the benefit of a lawyer. Initially, Faust does not rise to the bait presented by Mephistopheles' assistants who encode their offers in commuter-maps handed out at a Prague subway exit. Instead he accidently calls Mephistopheles himself. With the Devil's favorite minion, Faust agrees to sell his soul in exchange for 24 pleasure-filled years. The bargain is sealed, but Faust doesn't get what he bargained for. First he is turned into an actor, then he is turned into a puppet.

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actor, alternate-reality, deal-with-the-devil, puppet [doll], Satan, temptation