In 1918 Karl Schroeder, a German soldier wounded in combat and healed by the hypnosis practiced by Dr Bettelheim, begins to practise hypnosis himself. Amazed by this unexpected talent, and also by the soldier’s powers of clairvoyance, Dr Bettelheim presents him to the world. Karl becomes a huge success in post-war Berlin…until he enters the political arena because of his prediction that Hitler would become Chancellor in 1933.
Writer & Director István Szabó
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Editor Zsuzsa Csákány, Brigitta Kajdácsi, Bettina Rekuc, Éva Szentandrási
Music Zdenkó Tamássy, György Vukán
Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildiko Bansagi
Sound János Csáki, Antal Szabó