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Charlatan

Historical drama about herbalist Jan Mikolášek, who managed to collaborate with both the Nazi and the communist regimes with his unorthodox treatment methods.

Please note that this film is in Czech and German, with Dutch subtitles.
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Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolášek wins fame and fortune using unconventional methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Just one glance at the urine bottle is enough for him to determine what is wrong with his patient. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth, whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return give him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?

Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, Slovak Republic, 2020, 118 min. Czech & German spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná, Jiri Cerný.
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