This period drama explores the life and times of the 16th century doctor and scientist who some believed could see into the future. Michel de Nostradamus (Tcheky Karyo) was the son in a Jewish family who posed as Catholics to be spared the wrath of the Inquisition. As a student of the renowned physician Dr. Scalinger (F. Murray Abraham), Nostradamus created herbal cures and did pioneering research in the importance of proper nutrition and hygiene. However, he was unable to protect his wife Marie (Julia Ormand) from the Black Plague sweeping the country, and he lost both her and their two children. Nostradamus remarried, to widow Anne (Assumpta Sterna), but at the urging of Scalinger, he began to more carefully explore the strange trances that befell him, and Nostradamus began writing prophetic essays predicting any number of future catastrophes. Nostradamus also features Amanda Plummer as Queen Catherine de Medici and Anthony Higgins as the King. … More
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Critic Reviews for Nostradamus
Karyo is hot as the prognosticator of doom.
Audience Reviews for Nostradamus
Hmmmm, not sure this is the right film Poster flixster!! I quite liked Nostradamus, it's a good mix of truth that I was unaware of and legend that I was. It's easy to disprove many of Nostradamus's predictions but that said, many a historical character has had their true story rewritten to high acclaim, so it's nice to see an example that sticks to what said person is famous for. The end scene in particular I thought had great impact, as silly as it may be. The historical facts are all there though, so if nothing else, there is a good bit of Spanish history to be learnt.More
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