Hanussen (1988 film)
|Directed by||István Szabó|
|Produced by||Artur Brauner
|Written by||Péter Dobai
|Music by||György Vukán|
|Edited by||Zsuzsa Csákány
Hanussen is a 1988 Hungarian film about Erik Jan Hanussen by István Szabó. It was nominated for the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The German language film starred Klaus Maria Brandauer. The film was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
Austrian Klaus Schneider, who later comes to be known as Erik Jan Hanussen is wounded during World War I. While recovering in the care of Dr. Emil Bettelheim (Erland Josephson), the Doctor discovers that Schneider possesses empathic powers. After the war, with one friend as his manager and another as his lover, Schneider changes his name and goes to Berlin to perform in halls and theaters as a hypnotist and mind reader. His purported powers bring him to the attention of the Nazis which cause his fame and power – as well as his own troubles – to grow.
- Klaus Maria Brandauer – Klaus Schneider / Erik Jan Hanussen
- Erland Josephson – Dr. Bettelheim
- Ildikó Bánsági – Sister Betty
- Walter Schmidinger – Propaganda chief
- Károly Eperjes – Captain Tibor Nowotny
- Grazyna Szapolowska – Valery de la Meer
- Colette Pilz-Warren – Dagma
- Adrianna Biedrzynska – Wally
- György Cserhalmi – Count Trantow-Waldbach
- Michał Bajor
- Jirí Adamíra
- Róbert Rátonyi
- Kalina Jędrusik (as Kalyna Dygat Jydrusik)
- Gabriela Kownacka
- Ewa Blaszczyk
|1988||Golden Palm||Cannes Film Festival||István Szabó||Nominated|
- List of submissions to the 61st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Hungarian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Festival de Cannes: Hanussen". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
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