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Writer (WGA):
Dennis Potter (written by)
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Charlatan, Fraud... or Genius
Plot:
A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism." Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Watch it for Alan Rickman's performance See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Donal Donnelly ... Doctor (as Donal Donelly)

David Burke ... Doctor
Peter Dvorsky ... Dr. Deslon

Alan Rickman ... Franz Anton Mesmer
Anna Thalbach ... Francisca
David Hemblen ... Dr. Ingehousz

Simon McBurney ... 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

Jan Rubes ... Prof. Stoerk
Martin Schwab ... Herr Paradies
Dorothea Parton ... Frau Paradies
Bence Kertész ... Young Mesmer
Herbert Prikopa ... Gregor
Michael Reardon ... The Afflicted
Johannes Fleischberger ... The Afflicted
Ödön Gyalog ... The Afflicted
István Hunyadkürthy ... The Afflicted
Antal Cserna ... The Afflicted
István Göz ... The Afflicted
Pál Hetényi ... The Afflicted
Birgit Thiel ... The Afflicted (as Biggi Thiel)
Maria Hirnschall ... The Afflicted
Athina Papadimitriu ... The Afflicted
Edit Szendi ... The Afflicted
Ágnes Dávid ... The Afflicted (as Ági Dávid)
Sven Rudolph ... The Afflicted
Lars Rudolph ... The Afflicted
Flóra Kádár ... The Afflicted
Christina Marx ... The Afflicted
Ferenc Dávid Kiss ... The Afflicted
Trude Fukar ... The Afflicted
Boris Koneczney ... The Afflicted
Jörg Biester ... Captain
Noël Simsolo ... Royal Dog Handler
Serge Ridoux ... King Louis

Beatie Edney ... Marie Antoinette

Shirley Douglas ... Duchess DuBarry
Mareile Geisler ... Hysterical Lady
Bigi Fischer ... Grand Lady in Paris
Konstanze Breitebner ... Grand Lady in Paris
Ági Margitai ... Grand Lady in Paris
Bela Zak ... Grand Lady in Paris

Gabrielle Scharnitzky ... Grand Lady in Paris
Esther Ditzel ... Grand Lady in Paris
Susanna Simon ... Grand Lady in Paris
Arany Szögi ... Grand Lady in Paris
Chun Mei Tan ... Grand Lady in Paris
Bella Tanay ... Grand Lady in Paris
Michaela Rosen ... Grand Lady in Paris
Balázs Galkó ... Musician
Antal Leisen ... A Doctor
Tamás Dunai ... Doctor's Companion
Zoltán Gera ... Another Doctor
Herbert Moulton ... Liveried Attendant

Directed by
Roger Spottiswoode 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dennis Potter (written by)

Produced by
Susan Cavan .... co-producer
Jan Fantl .... line producer
Robert Goodale .... producer
Andras Hamori .... co-producer
David E. Jones .... co-producer
Herbert Reutterer .... line producer
Lance W. Reynolds .... producer
Wieland Schulz-Keil .... producer
Alexander von Eschwege .... co-producer
Ingrid Windisch .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Nyman 
 
Cinematography by
Elemér Ragályi 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
 
Production Design by
Jan Schlubach 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Horton 
Jan Schluback 
 
Set Decoration by
Christian Wolters 
 
Costume Design by
Birgit Hutter 
 
Makeup Department
Kurt Adler .... makeup supervisor
Eva Hajas .... additional makeup artist
Anita Hanschirik .... additional makeup artist
Brigitte Kopriva .... additional makeup artist
Károly Magyar .... additional makeup artist
Frank May .... special makeup effects artist
Magdolna Márta .... additional makeup artist
Kati Tomola .... additional makeup artist
Adolf Uhrmacher .... additional makeup artist
Hasso von Hugo .... special makeup effects artist
Karin Wacker .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
François Azria .... unit manager: Paris
Alain Centonze .... production supervisor: Paris
Judith Csernai .... production manager: Hungary
Gerhard Jakubowski .... unit production manager
Lacia Kornylo .... production supervisor
Hilde Odelga .... production manager: Vienna
Gerhard Rupp .... unit manager: Austria
Eberhard Schulze .... unit manager
Helena Toth .... production manager: Hungary
Mariann Ungi .... unit manager: Hungary
H. Gordon Woodside .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
François Azria .... second unit director
Michael Hopfgartner .... third assistant director
Vilmos Kolba .... assistant director: Hungary
Blandine Liedermann .... third assistant director
Uwe Skrabs .... trainee assistant director
Caroline Veyssière .... second assistant director
Michael Zenon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Barbara Demmer .... prop buyer: Vienna
Frank Dudda .... swing gang
Gyula Farkas .... stand-by props: Hungary
Thomas Gruber .... swing gang: Vienna
Gert Hanser .... swing gang
Susanne Hopf .... art department trainee
Tamás Hornyánszky .... art director: Hungary
Josef Höller .... greensman: Vienna
Paul Hörmann .... construction crew
Matteo Karlitz .... swing gang: Vienna
Tibor Nell .... construction coordinator: Hungary
Ingo Pries .... property master
Kurt Rosner .... construction manager: Vienna
Jo Schablowsky .... stand-by props
Gerhard Schindler .... construction crew
Peter Schmiedl .... props: Vienna
Franz Schritter .... lead swing
Ferenc Schöffer .... set dresser: Hungary
Peter Schöppe .... construction crew
Christoph Seiz .... scenic painter
Renate Seiz .... scenic painter
Klaus-Michael Streibig .... prop assistant
Zoltán Szabó .... set dresser: Hungary
Joachim Wolter .... construction supervisor
Christian Wolters .... props
Ernst Wurzer .... production designer: Vienna
 
Sound Department
Manfred Arbter .... sound re-recording mixer
Margot Godow .... assistant sound recordist
James A. Gore .... foley artist
Alastair Gray .... assistant sound editor
Richard Harkness .... assistant sound editor (as Rich Harkness)
Penny Hozy .... adr editor
Karl Labs .... sound
Robin Leigh .... adr editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Brigitte Pradel .... assistant sound recordist
Dale Sheldrake .... adr editor
Dale Sheldrake .... dialogue editor
John Douglas Smith .... assistant sound editor (as John D. Smith)
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
Christian Wegner .... boom operator
Gerd Willert .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Armin Sauer .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
György Berghoffer .... assistant gaffer: Hungary
Murray Close .... additional still photographer
Csaba Csuti .... best boy grip
Sándor Domonkos .... best boy
Miklós Hajdu .... gaffer
Thomas Krivy .... assistant camera
Jens Kuhnert .... electrician
Christa Köfer .... still photographer
Bernd-Uwe Leidecker .... grip
Werner Martin .... electrician
Ferenc Németh .... clapper loader
Imre Sisa .... key and dolly grip
Lutz Strauch .... grip
Adam Swica .... additional photographer
András Váradi .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Karin Beewen .... casting: Germany
Jon Comerford .... casting: Canada
Joyce Nettles .... casting: UK
Christoph Rüter .... casting: Germany
Jos Striedel .... casting: Austria
Dagmar Windisch .... casting: Austria
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Ertl .... wardrobe trainee
Anna Gigele-Potyka .... wardrobe
Gabi Heinemann .... wardrobe
Karmen Koplick .... wardrobe assistant
Susanne Meier .... wardrobe assistant
Katharina Nikl .... wardrobe
Thomas Oláh .... assistant costume designer
István Pataki .... wardrobe master
Anita Stoisits .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Blake Danforth .... apprentice editor
Sabine Hermsdorf .... first assistant editor
Gabi Scheiger .... post-production coordinator
Gabriele Schäfer .... negative cutter
Judy Sharinger .... apprentice editor
Wiebke von Carolsfeld .... first assistant editor
Christiane Voss .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael J. Dutton .... music mixing engineer
 
Transportation Department
Gerhard Rupp .... transportation manager
 
Other crew
Corinna Alisch .... production secretary
François Azria .... location manager: Paris
Cristina Barbarossa .... production assistant
Patricia Bauermeister .... publicist: T&M Press Office, Germany
Götz Borchert .... trainee publicist: German
Mark Bukator .... assistant accountant
Pamela Choules .... production associate
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
Michel Flaesch .... dog trainer: Paris
Arianne Gambino .... production secretary
Joanne T. Harwood .... continuity (as Joanne Harwood)
Steffi Hiller .... production accountant
Doris Krüger .... assistant accountant
Krisztina László .... production assistant: Hungary
Hilde Läufle .... publicist: T&M Press Office, Germany
Neva MacLeod .... coordinator: Toronto
Petra May .... assistant accountant
Cécile Mestre .... production assistant: Paris
Timothy Morrow .... dialogue coach
Herbert Moulton .... dialogue coach
Henny Odelga .... production secretary
Gabriela Quis .... production coordinator: Vienna
Matthew Rawley .... assistant accountant
Johannes Rexin .... assistant to producers
Gerhard Rupp .... location manager
Gitta Starzacher .... assistant accountant: Vienna
Ingrid Ulbig .... production secretary
Volker Ullrich .... production associate
Loretta Vanhart .... production accountant (as Loretta Van Hart)
Thomas Wilk .... title designer
Gerhard Wolfgang .... production assistant: Vienna
Karen Yarosky .... assistant to producers
Stefan Zipfel .... accountant: Vienna
 

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Watch it for Alan Rickman's performance, 22 January 2005
Author: wnterstar from United States

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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