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Release Date: May 20, 1988

Year    :   1988
Slogan    :   «He saw the future. And it was war.»
Genres    :   Science Fiction, History, Drama, Fantasy
Production Companies    :   ZDF, Hungarofilm, Mafilm, Central Cinema Company Film (CCC), Mokép, Objektív Filmstúdió Vállalat
Director    :   István Szabó
Producers    :   Artur Brauner, Judit Sugár
Writers    :   Péter Dobai, István Szabó, Gabriella Prekop, Gabriella Prekop, Heinz Freitag
RunTime    :   140 mins.

A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid suicidal patients. After the war, with one friend as his manager and another as his lover, Schneider changes his name to Eric Jan Hanussen and goes to Berlin, as a hypnotist and clairvoyant performing in halls and theaters. He always speaks the truth, which brings him to the attention of powerful Nazis. He predicts their rise (good propaganda for them) and their violence (not so good). He's in pain and at risk. What is Hanussen's future?

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