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Nostradamus (1993)

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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.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre:
Drama
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In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Orion Home Video

Cast

Tcheky Karyo
as Nostradamus
F. Murray Abraham
as Scalinger
Amanda Plummer
as Catherine De Medici
Anthony Higgins
as King Henry II
Diana Quick
as Diane
Michael Gough
as Jean de Remy
Bruce Myers
as Professor
Leon Lissek
as Inquisitor
Michael Byrne
as Inquisitor
Istefan Patoli
as Inquisitor
David Gilliam
as Michael's Father
Oana Pellea
as Landlady
Matthew Morley
as Michel (age 11)
Adrian Pintea
as Doctor
Thomas Christian
as Cezar (age 10)
David Gwillim
as Michael's Father
Amanda Walker
as Mme. Scalinger
Richenda Carey
as Countess
Razvan Popa
as Scalinger's Servant
Amanda Boxer
as Woman Patient I
Adrian Pentea
as Doctor
Eugenia Maci
as Mme. Auberligne
Eugen Cristea
as Scribe
Sergiu Anghel
as Student 1/Dancer
Tomi Cristin
as Student 2
Doina Anghel
as Dancer
Maria Varsami
as Midwife
Florin Busuioc
as Commander
Rupert Holliday Evans
as Pilgrim in Church
Michael Verbitky
as Pilgrim in Boat
Rudy Rosenfeld
as Assistant Doctor
Dan Sanulescu
as Priest
Vasile Popa
as Montgomery
Vasile Albinet
as Henry's Double
Mihai Cibu
as Chamberlain
Ioan Brancu
as Footman
Gheorghe Visu
as Ruggerio
Manuela Colescu
as Chambermaid
Anca Danilescu
as Margaret
Viviana Ghita
as Claude
Mihai Gruia Sandu
as Stretcher Bearer
Andrei Peniuc
as Torturer
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Critic Reviews for Nostradamus

All Critics (7)

Preposterous.

November 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Karyo is hot as the prognosticator of doom.

September 20, 2002
Chico Enterprise-Record

I predict you will not find much enjoyment or gain much intellectual satisfaction from this film.

Full Review… | May 7, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Nostradamus

½

I have always been fascinated by the Prophecies of Nostradamus & what made him tick, but this Movie tells much more than his Story, but also of the times he Lived in.His Secret Library & What happened to that, his Drug Use, the Inquisition, the Plague, & his favor with the Court are all delved deeply into here.The Performances by Tcheky Karyo & Rutger Hauer(with a hat with candles on it) are unbelievable, as is this Movie to any History Buff.

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden
½

Great!

Leo L
Leo L

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