Hanussen

Hungary, 1988

Film
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Hanussen is the third in a sumptuous film trilogy by Istvan Szabo, concerning Central Europe between the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the prelude to WWII. All three star the charismatic Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer as individuals in whom the tragic contradictions of the period are brought to a crisis. In Hanussen he is an Austrian corporal wounded in the head during WWI, who then finds he has the power to foresee the rise of Nazism, but trivialises his powers as a hypnotist until his final downfall. Nominated for an Academy Award as best foreign film.

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Credits

director

Istvan Szabo

producer

Arthur Brauner

production company

CCC Filmkunst

Hungarofilm

Objektiv Filmstudio Vallalat

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

Duration

01:52:00:00

Production places
Hungary
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304198

Language

German

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q669619

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