<em>Charlatan</em>

Charlatan

Charlatan

  • Sun 20 Dec 2020
  • 1—3PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking recommended
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Based on the true story of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who dedicated his life to treat the sick using medicinal plants. Through the war and turmoil of the 20th century he has to choose between his calling and his conscience.

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.

2020 | CZ/IR/PL/SK | 118 min | Dir. Agnieszka Holland | Subtitled

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<em>Charlatan</em>

Charlatan

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