An exquisitely crafted period drama telling the true story of blind musician Maria Theresia von Paradis and pioneering physician Dr Franz Mesmer. In 18th century Vienna, Paradis is renowned as a blind pianist of remarkable talent. In a quest to restore her vision, her overprotective parents seek out controversial doctor Franz Mesmer. While the treatment seems to have an almost immediate effect, Paradis soon notices that as her sight returns, her musicality diminishes. Now she must choose either talent and fame or her health.

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