Austrian soldier Klaus Schneider is shot in the head during combat in World War I. As he recovers under the watch of Dr. Bettleheim, Schneider discovers he has the ability to read minds and see the future. Renaming himself Erik Jan Hanussen, he uses his new abilities to make money in Germany as a mind reader. Soon, Hanussen predicts the rise of Hitler and World War II, which raises his profile while also endangering his life.
Director: István Szabó.
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági, Walter Schmidinger, Károly Eperjes, Grazyna Szapolowska, Colette Pilz-Warren, Adrianna Biedrzynska, György Cserhalmi, Michal Bajor, Jirí Adamíra, Róbert Rátonyi, Kalina Jedrusik, Gabriela Kownacka, Ewa Blaszczyk.
1988 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1989 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
1989 Golden Globes – Nominated for the Award for Best Foreign Language Film.