Hanussen (1988)

16 1989-03-10 (US) Science FictionHistoryDramaFantasy 2h 20m
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He saw the future. And it was war.


A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid suicidal patients. After the war, with one friend as his manager and another as his lover, Schneider changes his name to Eric Jan Hanussen and goes to Berlin, as a hypnotist and clairvoyant performing in halls and theaters. He always speaks the truth, which brings him to the attention of powerful Nazis. He predicts their rise (good propaganda for them) and their violence (not so good). He's in pain and at risk. What is Hanussen's future?

  1. István Szabó

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Péter Dobai


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  1. Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Klaus Schneider / Eric Jan Hanussen

  2. Erland Josephson

    Erland Josephson

    Dr. Bettelheim

  3. Ildikó Bánsági

    Ildikó Bánsági

    Sister Betty

  4. Walter Schmidinger

    Walter Schmidinger

    Propaganda Chief

  5. Károly Eperjes

    Károly Eperjes

    Tibor Nowotny

  6. Grażyna Szapołowska

    Grażyna Szapołowska

    Valery de la Meer

  7. Colette Pilz-Warren


  8. Adrianna Biedrzyńska

    Adrianna Biedrzyńska


  9. György Cserhalmi

    György Cserhalmi

    Count Trantow-Waldbach

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Original Language Hungarian

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