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Mesmer (1994)

Not Rated  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  August 1994 (Canada)
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A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Doctor (as Donal Donelly)
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Doctor
Peter Dvorsky ...
Dr. Deslon
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Anna Thalbach ...
Francisca
David Hemblen ...
Dr. Ingehousz
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Franz
Gillian Barge ...
Frau Mesmer
István Szilágyi ...
Coachman
János Gosztonyi ...
Footman
Heinz Trixner ...
Baron de Horka
Petra Koberl ...
Baroness de Horka
Peter Janisch ...
Chancellor
Caroline Holdaway ...
Felicity
Amanda Ooms ...
Maria Theresa Paradies
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Storyline

The 18th-century Viennese medical establishment is threatened by the radical yet successful healing methods of Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer. Blind pianist Maria Theresa Paradies, daughter of a well-to-do businessman, becomes Mesmer's patient after he calms her seizure at a concert. As the two are drawn into an intimate relationship, the situation is used as an excuse to banish Mesmer from Vienna. Undaunted, he moves on, becoming a court favorite in Paris. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob@genie.com>

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August 1994 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Mesmer - O Feiticeiro  »

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£5,600,000 (estimated)
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Franz Anton Mesmer: [closing Francisca's eyelids] A little sleep, a little dream.
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Watch it for Alan Rickman's performance
22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that should have been good, but wasn't. I have heard that they had major financial problems and, had there been a better budget, the movie could have been infinitely better.

Alan Rickman's performance as Mesmer is riveting. I can't imagine anyone's voice being better for this part! I could listen to Rickman read the phone book!! My other beef with this movie is the ending. It doesn't end...it just stops, leaving the viewer feeling like they missed something.

The costumes and the scenery are breath-taking, but that can't redeem it totally.

Not even Alan Rickman's voice can do that.


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