Searing Indictment of Evil in Hitler's Germany
A searing indictment of evil in Hitler's Germany. Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be the stepping-stone he yearned for: attracting the attention of Hermann Göring, it wins Hofgen an appointment as head of the State Theatre. The rewards - the respect of the public, a castle - like villa, a uplace in Berlin's highest circles - are beyond his wildest dreams. But the moral consequences of his betrayals begin to haunt him, turning his dreamworld into a nightmare.
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Not 100% sure how I feel about Mephisto. My initial thought was that I expected more. I kept waiting for struggles with moral dilemmas and choices. Instead, it seemed events were related and ... Read full review
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“Let us leave him standing on Olympus. Who are all those people crowding around him? A beautiful array of gods indeed! A group of grotesque characters before whom a Godforsaken people writhe in a ... Read full review