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Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with medieval science and the Inquisition; and his early struggles with his visions of the future. The film is set in France in the 16th century during one of the periodic plague outbreaks (as opposed to the Black Death [mid-14th-century Europe] or the Black Plague [mid-17th-century London]). The film depicts Nostradamus's rise in influence, because of both his success in treating plague and his predictions, culminating in his appointment as court physician to Charles IX of France. Written by Lyle

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Never before has one man seen so much of the future. Your future

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Rated R for strong sexuality and some images of violence | See all certifications »
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16 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$364,164 (USA)
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Goofs

Nostradamus is showing his son how to use a divining rod to find underground water and says that there is water 4 meters below, but the metric system wasn't invented until 1799 (roughly 160 years later). See more »

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Helen: You give my life meaning.
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Referenced in Rederiet: Säkra papper (1995) See more »

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Good, but by no means great, bio
27 January 2000 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

I must say I enjoyed this film, but I agree with the other comments that it was horribly disjointed. It was absolutely gorgeous to look at (I would rate it up there with Elizabeth or Rozencranz & Guildenstern are Dead in that respect), but it is pretty hard to follow. Having read a short bio on Nostradamus recently, it seems that they got their facts right (there was some speculation, but isn't there always in such films?), but it seems rushed, like the director is trying to fit too much into the time alloted. Overall an enjoyable picture.


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