Synopsis: Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with medieval science and the Inquisition; and his early struggles with his visions of the future. The film is set in France in the 16th century during one of the periodic plague outbreaks (as opposed to the Black Death [mid-14th-century Europe] or the Black Plague [mid-17th-century London]). The film depicts Nostradamus's rise in influence, because of both his success in treating plague and his predictions, culminating in his appointment as court physician to Charles IX of France.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Roger Christian
Production: Orion Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

The world is breaking!

-The world is breaking!

-lt's alright.

A nightmare. Just a nightmare.

Just another nightmare.

Do not worry, Michel,

your mother will be home soon.

No, she won't.

Not for another ten days.

Aunt Marie won't be dead

until then.

What did he just say?

Just a lot of nonsense.

Sophie will get you

some breakfast.

Get her up, then.

Come on, you.

Sophie Bertrand,...

You are accused of tuning

yourself into a wolf...

of indulging in sodomy

with the devil...

of obtaining poisonous herbs

to kill the blacksmith's wife

...and so gain his fortune.

That's ridiculous,

l've never, ever...

Do not lie!


Let her go! Let her go!



Michel! Michel!

My grandson, sir.

Come on, now, Michel.

They are taking Sophie!

Gently, gently,

don't say anything...

You should have saved Sophie.

l couldn't.

Michel, do you believe

in God the Father...

and in Our Lord, Jesus Christ?

Yes, but...

And in the lmmaculate

Conception of the Virgin Mary?

Why do you ask?

lt is time you learned

the history of our family.

We are Jews.

But, l was baptized.

A baptized Jew is still a Jew.

lf they find out,

they will burn us.

The lnquisition has killed

many families like ours.

Hold on to your faith in God.

God who endowed you

with the gift of intelligence.

And use it with care.

l have to go.

Oh, Michel.

l am late for my lectures.

But you said you already know

everything they teach you.

l have got to go.

You spend most of the night

gazing at the stars.

You don't know what good

things there are down here.


Monsieur de Nostradame...

has decided to do us

the honor after all.

How delightful.

This woman poisoned herself.

The poison heated

the blood up.

The blood expanded.

Putting the brain

under enormous pressure.

That is what she died of.

But it would have been

to save her,...

had only been bled in time.

Excuse me.


We find the poison

in which organ?

Monsieur de Nostredame.

Please enlighten

your fellow students.

The answer you want to hear

is in the kidneys.


l detect a rather displeasing

undertone in your answer.

The most recent examinations

by Dr. Rabelais in Paris...

revealed that high

concentrations of the poison

were also to be found

in the liver.


Where is the poison here?

Do you see any poison?

Anyone see any poison?

There is no poison here.

Do you see any?

l don't see any poison.

You can find it

in the heart as well.


The medical school at the

university of Montpellier...

is the best, is because only

we get cadavers we can dissect

So, perhaps you can tell me

why, Monsieur Professor...

you are content with knowledge

contained in the old books.

Are you trying to tell me

what l should be doing?

Then, you agree with

my diagnosis. Thank you.

l am flattered.

The blood did indeed heat up

as a result of the poisoning.

The body was trying

to help itself.

The hot blood was supposed

to fight the poison.

Bearing that in mind...

it would have been the wrong

treatment to give the woman.

lt'd merely interfere with the

body's own healing process.

Monsieur de Nostredame...

before we confer a Degree of

Doctor of Medicine on you...

you are going to have to learn

what we teach you.

Nothing other than bleeding

would have help this woman.

Helped her to die faster, yes?

Monsieur de Nostradame,

it's up to you!

You may leave this class

at any time.

But please, don't come back.

Don't ever come back here.

l have no time to waste

on students like you.

We have here some...

The plague?

The plague!

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