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Roger Christian

Nostradamus

119' - 1994 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Roger Christian Composer: Barrington Pheloung With: Tchéky Karyo, F. Murray Abraham, Rutger Hauer
This film depicts the life and times of Michel de Nostre Dame (1503-1566). As a Jew he had learned to live in secrecy and caution. As a talented medicine, he toured in southern France to fight the Plague, thus acquiring a solid reputation. Scaliger invited him and initiated him in the forbidden wri­tings of the Kabbalah… Meanwhile, Nostre Dame is haunted by visions and hallucina­tions and he publishes them as "Prophecies", though Scaliger advises against it. On the run for the Inquisition, he arrives in Arles and later at the court of king Henry ll, whose death he has predicted. The king shortly afterwards dies, fully according to the prediction and Nostre Dame receives the highest protection from Catherine de Medicis, who enables him to spend all his time on his visions.

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Credits

Director

Roger Christian

Composer

Barrington Pheloung

With

Tchéky Karyo, F. Murray Abraham, Rutger Hauer

Scenario

Roger Christian, Piers Ashworth, Knut Boeser

Director of Photography

Denis Crossan

Editor

Alan Strachan

Producer

Harald Reichebner, Edward Simons

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

Romania, United Kingdom, Germany, France

Year

1994

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