Mademoiselle Paradis

A film by Barbara Albert

A/D 2017, Digital Video/DCP, 97 Min.

Synopsis

 

Vienna, 1777. Maria Theresia (“Resi”) Paradis, 18 years old, is blind, and a pianist of remarkable talent. Resi lost her eyesight literally overnight when she was three. After countless failed medical experiments, her overprotective parents seek out a controversial “miracle doctor,” Franz Anton Mesmer, as their last hope for a cure. For Dr. Mesmer, the chance to successfully treat the young girl could lead to fame and fortune.

Resi moves into the estate of the doctor and his wife, where in the company of other patients she tastes personal freedom for the first time. And Mesmer’s treatments seem to have almost immediate success. However, Resi soon notices that as her sight is beginning to return, her musical virtuosity is declining. She becomes aware that being part of society as a seeing person comes at too high a price if it can mean the loss of her inner world of music.

 

 

Credits

 

Director:

Barbara Albert

 

Script:

Kathrin Resetarits

 

based on the novel "Mesmerized" by Alissa Walser

 

with: 

Maria Dragus

Devid Striesow

Lukas Miko

Katja Kolm

Maresi Riegner

Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg

Susanne Wuest

a.o.

 

Photography:

Christine A. Maier

 

Set Design:

Katharina Wöppermann

 

Costume Design: 

Veronika Albert

 

Makeup Design: 

Helene Lang

 

Sound:

Dietmar Zuson

 

Casting:

Lisa Oláh

 

Editor:

Niki Mossböck

 

Music:

Lorenz Dangel

 

Pianoforte:

Sonja Leipold

 

Sound Design:

Christian Conrad

 

Sound Mix:

Alexander Koller

 

VFX:

Matthias Halibrand

 

Grading: 

Stefan Ciupek 

 

Co-Production Project Development:

Ursula Wolschlager

Robert Buchschwenter

Witcraft Szenario OG

 

Production Management:

Gerhard Hannak

Alexander Säidow

 

Executive Producers:

Michael Kitzberger

Jan Müller

 

Producers:

Michael Kitzberger

Martina Haubrich

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Gunnar Dedio  

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

LOOKS Filmproduktionen GmbH, Deutschland

 

with support of:

Österreichisches Filminstitut 

Filmfonds Wien 

ORF Film Fernsehabkommen

FISA

Land Niederösterreich

MBB

FFA

ZDF/ARTE

MDM

DFFF

Eurimages

Media

Farbfilm Verleih

 

Downloads

 

 

Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.

© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Dates

10.11.2017

Cinema Release in Austria

Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival (2017)
San Sebastian International Film Festival (2017)
London Film Festival (2017)
Viennale (2017)
Festa del Cinema di Roma (2017)
Filmfest Hamburg (2017)
a.o. ()

with support of

Filminstitut_WS
FFW_Web 3
ORF_FFAbkommen_WS
FISA_WS
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zdf
arte
media

Production

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