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Mesmer (1994)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | August 1994 (Canada)
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 ...
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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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Charlatan, Fraud... or Genius

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Biography | Drama

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August 1994 (Canada)  »

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Dr. Mesmer - O Feiticeiro  »

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£5,600,000 (estimated)
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Franz Anton Mesmer: [with sarcasm] Professor Doctor Stoerk, can I help you at all? I deal with most derangements, sir.
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One of the GREATEST MOVIES on the Planet!
12 January 2006 | by (Pitman, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Mesmer is one of the GREATEST movies I've EVER seen! Alan Rickman is SO GREAT IN IT and did a FABULOUS JOB portraying Dr. Mesmer! And of course Alan looks SO HOT in that movie. I love the long hair and his outfit. But best of all, that voice fit the character PERFECTLY. Personally, what I love about Alan's portrayal of Mesmer is that he adds so much power and sensuality to his acting. Aside from Alan stealing the show, the movie itself is absolutely BRILLIANT! I promise you, once you see this move, YOU WILL INSTANTLY FALL IN LOVE WITH IT!! If you haven't seen this movie, (and you're a Rickmaniac) I suggest you do it NOW! You'll be glad you did!


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