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Charlatan 15 rating

Agnieszka Holland’s fascinating biopic of Jan Mikolášek, a 20th century Czech herbalist whose great success masked the grimmest of secrets.

Drama 2020 118 mins

Director: Agnieszka Holland


Herbal healer Jan Mikolášek won fame and fortune treating celebrities of the interwar, Nazi, and Communist eras, but his passion for healing was matched by a lust for cruelty and an incapacity for love that only one person could ever quell – his assistant, František. As a show trial threatens to reveal his secrets, Jan’s dichotomies are put to a final test, with the fate of his only love in the balance.