Hanussen Poster

Release Date: 1988

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Austrian soldier Klaus Schneider (Klaus Maria Brandauer) is shot in the head during combat in World War I. As he recovers under the watch of Dr. Bettleheim (Erland Josephson), Schneider discovers he has the ability to read minds and see the future. Renaming himself Erik Jan Hanussen, he uses his new abilities to make money in Germany as a mind reader. Soon, Hanussen predicts the rise of Hitler and World War II, which raises his profile while also endangering his life.

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági

Director: István Szabó

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Fascinating, Hospital, Doctor, 1930s, Soldier, Offbeat, Mystery, Suspenseful

Awards

Nominated Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film