MARIO UND DER ZAUBERER (1994)

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Alternative titles

  • MARIO AND THE MAGICIAN Alternative
  • MARIO ET L'ENCHANTEUR Alternative
  • MARIO ET LE MAGICIEN Alternative

Synopsis

An enigmatic hypnotist casts a spell over a German family holidaying in Italy. Based on an autobiographical novella by Thomas Mann, the film shows the holiday of well-known liberal German writer Bernhard Fuhrmann and his family of three at the Italian seaside resort town, Torre di Venere, in the 1920s. Italian guests want him and his family moved to a different building, because his daughter took off her clothes on the beach and caused a scandal, even though she's only 8 years old. While they struggle with facism and intolerance as well as the decline of liberal European values, they encounter magician Cipolla, who fascinates and changes the lifes of several characters.

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