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.

Credits

director

Istvan Szabo

producer

Arthur Brauner

production company

Hungarofilm

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

CCC Filmkunst

Objektiv Filmstudio Vallalat

Language

German

Duration

01:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38925

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Hungary

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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