Rene Clair's classic retelling of "Faust and the Devil" finds Mephisto losing out in the end to Faust's true love. An elaborate morality tale.
"Beauty and the Devil" is Rene Claire's sophisticated rendition of the story of Faust -- filled with the splendor and royalty of the most opulent courts of Europe. Mephisto offers Faust an opportunity to sell his soul in return for eternal youth, women and gold. As an additional enticement he even gives Faust a free sampling of all the prizes. But Mephisto isn't prepared for Faust's unpredictable bargaining tools -- the power of humanity and eternal love.
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Copyright 1979 Société Teledis.
Produced by Universalia, Enie, and Franco-London Film.