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In collaboration with Kino Lorber, The Civic Theatre presents Mephisto by István Szabó. By renting this movie online, you are supporting independent cinema and helping us get through this difficult time. The distributor will be sharing revenue directly with The Civic Theatre. Our doors are closed but we insist that your imaginations remain open. Thank you for keeping the art of cinema alive!

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A special restoration of the classic 1981 film. MEPHISTO is about Hendrik Hoefgen (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who craves center stage. After years spent slogging it out in provincial theaters, he’s grown sufficiently desperate that when the Nazi party effectively offers to make him a star, he doesn’t hesitate. Great roles and plenty of praise accumulate quickly, and Hendrik revels in his success. He dreams of ultimately playing Mephisto, and to that end blithely overlooks the profound moral compromises of his situation.


Country Germany
Genre Drama, Politics
Duration 2h 25m