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Mesmer (1994)

 -  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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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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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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Dr. Mesmer - O Feiticeiro  »

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£5,600,000 (estimated)
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Franz Anton Mesmer: This young woman is in urgent need of the assistance of Franz Anton Mesmer!
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Looks good...but that is it.
21 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've read other reviews of this film which state that the only good thing in it is Alan Rickman and I am inclined to agree. The directing is poor, the storyline dismal and the script is terrible which isn't helped by poor audio levels. There weren't any subtitles on my DVD so I had no idea what was said for the majority of the movie. Even Alan Rickman wasn't enough to make this interesting because his acting wasn't of his usual standard. When he isn't overacting in an attempt to liven a dull film up, he is sat staring morbidly into space attempting to look moody...and it doesn't work. Nor is he supported by the rest of the cast or even the directing.

The only reason anybody would buy this is because Alan Rickman looks handsome in it. It has nothing else going for it.


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