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Mesmer

Synopsis
Film dramatisation by Dennis Potter of the life of eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of ‘animal magnetism’. After seeming to cure a beautiful pianist of blindness the couple fall into a forbidden love affair. A challenging look at a unique historical figure, featuring Alan Rickman in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1994
Subjects
Medical sciences; Film Studies
Keywords
biographies; history of medicine; Mesmer, Franz Anton; animal magnetism

Credits

Director
Roger Spottiswoode
Writer
Dennis Potter
Cast
Alan Rickman 
Donal Donnelly 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
107 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

2 Entertain Video

Email
DVDenquiryline@bbc.com
Web
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Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
BBC Worldwide
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL
Notes
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Name

BBC Shop

Email
bbcshop@bbc.co.uk
Web
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Phone
0844 848 9799
Fax
01795 414 555
Address
PO Box 308
Sittingbourne
ME9 8LW
Notes
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