Made by famed director, G.W. Pabst, at UFA, under the Third Reich, Paracelsus is the story of the Renaissance era Swiss physician/alchemist/astrologer,, Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. Though Pabst had tried,, he was unable to escape the Nazis, and was forced to direct under the Third Reich's auspices. Though Nazi-era system has, in large part been banned but omission of public showings, many films of this period and regime are quite good (or at minimum, interesting), as they hold up a mirror to the Nazis propaganda machine controlled by Joseph Goebbels.
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The writer Heinrich Fraenkel wrote that he met director Georg Wilhelm Pabst. When he returned form his exile and said that he didn't like the movie "Paracelsus", even if it starred Werner Krauss, Pabst reportedly said "Neither do I". See more
Pfefferkorn said that he received a letter from Ulrich von Hutten about his healing of syphilis. The story takes place in the late 1520s, in 1527 to be exact, while Hutten died in 1523, most likely from syphilis itself. Futhermore Paracelsus couldn't meet him later in the movie. However they met in real life in Ufenau, where Hutten died. See more
The nature will help you. But we will help the nature. I will write you a prescription.
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