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Nostradamus (1994)

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... See full summary »

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Paul
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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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Biography | Drama

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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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DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)

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$364,164 (USA)
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Goofs

Nostradamus draws a swastika on the wall, which supposedly nobody has seen before. However, the swastika (or its reverse) was not new since the Nazis misappropriated an ancient good luck symbol. See more »

Quotes

Nostradamus: I promise nothing, I do what I can. Their fate, however, lies in God's hands.
Inquisitor: So it is God's fault they die.
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Connections

Referenced in Rederiet: Säkra papper (1995) See more »

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1 September 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I only saw this film a few days ago and was struck by the beauty of the film as a whole. I found it neither boring, nor disjointed. Instead I was amazed at the man's life, the portrayal of the religious fear and bigotry of the time, and the terror of the plague. While I assume much of it can be put down to artistic licence, I come away from the film understanding more about the man, especially the fact that he wasn't some grizzled old madman.

I loved it, only finding Rutger Hauer's section somewhat unnecessary and peripheral, and his vision of the distant future too stylised. I would like to have known more about the rest of his life after the death of the King though...


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