Hanussen (1989)

"He saw the future. And it was war."
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Not Yet Rated 2 hr 20 minMar 10th, 1989Fantasy, History, Drama, Science Fiction

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?

Klaus Maria Brandaueras Klaus Schneider / Eric Jan Hanussen
Erland Josephsonas Dr. Bettelheim
Ildikó Bánságias Sister Betty