6.5/10
284
2 user 25 critic

Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)

Trailer
2:01 | Trailer
A blind pianist living in 18th-century Vienna forms an extraordinary relationship with the physician who is trying to restore her sight.

Director:

Barbara Albert

Writers:

Kathrin Resetarits (screenplay), Barbara Albert (collaboration on screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
6 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A biographical drama film about Kurt Josef Waldheim, former UN Secretary General and the controversy of his participation and role in the Nazi regime during WW II .

Director: Ruth Beckermann
Stars: Kurt Waldheim, Ruth Beckermann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

At age eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.

Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac
Stars: Guslagie Malanga, Nadia Moussa, Catherine Mouchet
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The prestigious politician and large-scale farmer Franz Murer, responsible for the Ghetto of Vilnius as SS leader and NSDAP functionary from 1941-1943, stands trial in Graz, Austria. ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Frosch
Stars: Karl Fischer, Alexander E. Fennon, Melita Jurisic
Chicken III (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Stephenson
Stars: Scott Chambers, Morgan Watkins, Yasmin Paige
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Forest of the Lost Souls is a dense and remote forest, Portugal's most popular place for suicide. On a summer morning, two strangers meet within the woods.

Director: José Pedro Lopes
Stars: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart
In Harm's Way (2017)
History | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1940s, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans' morale. The president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, decided to risk it all to bomb Tokyo, raising the ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Yifei Liu, Fangcong Li
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a rehab clinic Romy Schneider gives her last interview to two journalists. Three days, driven by romantic desire, professional ambition and the urge for living.

Director: Emily Atef
Stars: Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner
The Charmer (2017)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.

Director: Milad Alami
Stars: Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Lars Brygmann
The Blessed (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Follows a handful of characters living in Algiers in the wake of a civil war that lasted throughout the 1990s.

Director: Sofia Djama
Stars: Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Faouzi Bensaïdi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand
Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Transit I (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband - the very man he's impersonating.

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On her 60th birthday, the proud owner of a Los Angeles strip club, finds herself in hot water over a twenty-five year old debt to the mob, leading her on a downward spiral of violence and revenge through the underbelly of Los Angeles.

Director: Orson Oblowitz
Stars: Rosemary Hochschild, Ana Mulvoy Ten, Roger Guenveur Smith
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Maria Dragus ... Maria Theresia Paradis (as Maria-Victoria Dragus)
Devid Striesow ... Franz Anton Mesmer
Lukas Miko Lukas Miko ... Joseph Anton Paradis, Resis Vater
Katja Kolm ... Maria Rosalia Paradis, Resis Mutter
Maresi Riegner Maresi Riegner ... Dienstmagd Agnes
Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg ... Mesmers Ehefrau, Maria Anna von Posch
Stefanie Reinsperger Stefanie Reinsperger ... Köchin Johanna (as Steffi Reinsperger)
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ... Graf Pellegrini
Susanne Wuest ... Jungfer Ossine
Theresa Martini ... Catherine Zwelferin
Julia Pointner ... Hedi
Sascha Merényi ... Barths Begleiter
Attila Beke Attila Beke ... Herr 1
Thomas Anton Thomas Anton ... Herr 3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vivienne Causemann Vivienne Causemann ... Anna
Edit

Storyline

18th century Vienna. Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart's, lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a forward-thinking-physician who gives her the care and attention that she requires. With the doctor's innovative techniques of magnetism, Maria slowly recovers her sight. But this miracle comes at a price as the woman progressively starts to lose her gift for music. Written by AnonymousB

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Licht See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well made historical drama
8 April 2018 | by Saint_PauleySee all my reviews

Mademoiselle Paradis is the true story of blind Austrian prodigy pianist Maria Theresia Paradis (1759-1824) and her treatment under controversial doctor Franz Anton Mesmer (who believed there is an invisible aether coursing through us, that the treatment of this liquid could cure diseases, and from whom we get the terms 'mesmerize' and 'animal magnetism'). He was, it would seem, able to cure her blindness long as she was in his care.

I don't know if the film is interesting from a historical point of view or if it's only the director that makes it so. What I do know is interesting is the directing, which makes good use of lighting and contrast to illuminate the story of this blind young woman and dispel the shadows around medicine and misogyny in late 18th century Europe.

The actors and their costumes blend in perfectly with the setting, so fans of period dramas will find a lot to admire here. In short, this film is like Mesmer's liquid: no one will ever see it, but that doesn't mean it's without power.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed