Enzian On Demand
Shortlisted for the 2021 Academy Awards for Best International Film
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Few true stories tread the thin line between good and evil as precariously as that of Jan Mikolášek, a 20th century Czech herbal healer whose great success masked the grimmest of secrets. Mikolášek won fame and fortune treating celebrities of the interwar, Nazi, and Communist eras with his uncanny knack for “urinary diagnosis”. But his passion for healing welled up from the same source as a lust for cruelty, sadism, and an incapacity for love that only one person could ever quell – his assistant, František. As a show trial threatens to pry open these secrets and undo him, Jan’s dichotomies are put to a final test, with the fate of his life’s only love in the balance. A personal tale as replete with twists as the century itself, and a reflection on the price one pays for single-mindedly following one’s calling.
Czech Republic | Ireland | Slovakia | Poland, 2020, 118 minutes, Not Rated In Czech and German with English subtitles, Directed by Agnieszka Holland
“Holland... deftly moves the story through its present and past and elicits understated performances throughout the entire cast, all without excessive sentimentality.”– Michael Ordona, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Often as thorny as its subject but also oddly fascinated by his near-magical abilities, ‘Charlatan’ is a temporary cure for the common biopic.”– Lena Wilson, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A rich psychological puzzle about a compromised political survivor.”– Deborah Young, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Fascinating.”– David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE
“Big ideas echo in this story of a man who was a suspect simply because he refused play by imposed modern rules. And the concluding moments are powerfully moving.”– Rich Cline, SHADOWS ON THE WALL
“There's an austere elegance to Holland's film-making...”– Wendy Ide, OBSERVER (UK)
“A psychologically rich look at a Czech healer’s frailties.”– William Repass, SLANT MAGAZINE