Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust (2001) 4 x DVD9
It took Peter Stein more than ten years to realize his life-long dream of staging both parts of Goethe's tragedy in an unabridged version. He finally succeeded in raising sufficient funds to hire an ensemble and, most importantly, to engage Bruno Ganz for the part of Faust. They had worked together before; early in both their careers Ganz played Tasso in Stein's famous production at the Bremen Municipal Theatre in 1969 and Peer Gynt and the Prince of Homburg at the Berliner Schaubuhne in 1971 and 1974 respectively. However, even though casting was settled, a series of disasters still seemed to haunt the production. A few weeks before the premiere, Bruno Ganz had an accident that prevented him from performing. Stein was confronted with either delaying the project (a difficulty because of certain financial commitments) or handing over the part of Faust to the young and relatively inexperienced actor Christian Nickel. He decided on the latter, and the production opened as planned in the summer of 2000 at the World Exposition in Hanover.

4 x DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 28.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama, Performance

Director (stage): Peter Stein
Director (for TV): Peter Schonhofer (Faust I); Thomas Grimm (Faust II)
Cast: Rolf Boysen, Bruno Ganz, Dorothee Hartinger
Country: Germany

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