Mademoiselle Paradis2018-06-26T12:28:08+00:00

Project Description

Mademoiselle Paradis

Historical Drama | AT/DE | 2017

Vienna, 1777. The highly talented pianist Maria Theresia Paradis has been blind since the age of three. Resi, as she is known to family and friends, is taken by her desperate parents to see Franz Anton Mesmer; it is believed that he can perform miracle cures. Placing their daughter in the care of Mesmer is her parents’ last hope. Alongside a colourful group of other patients in Mesmer’s chateaux, she also meets the maid Agnes, who becomes a crucial ally. Soon, step by step, she really does begin to regain her eyesight – but in the process loses her virtuoso abilities as a pianist…

Written by Kathrin Resetarits
based on motives from the novel “Mesmerized” by Alissa Walser

Directed by Barbara Albert

Developed by Witcraft Szenario
Produced by NGF Geyhalterfilm and LOOKS Film in cooperation with Witcraft Szenario

DoP: Christine A. Maier
Editor: Niki Mossböck
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser
Co-producers: Martina Haubrich, Gunnar Dedio
Development & Co-production: Ursula Wolschlager, Robert Buchschwenter

Maria Dragus
Devid Striesow
Katja Kolm
Lukas Miko
Maresi Riegner
Susanne Wüst



The Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, ORF Film/Television-Agreement, Film Industry Support Austria, Land NÖ Culture, MEDIA (EU), Eurimages, MBB, MDM, FFA, ZDF/ARTE, Farbfilm Verleih


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