The Hypnotist

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    The Hypnotist

    Olliver Hawk

    Directed by

    Finland

    2019

    73 min

    • Finnish

    Biographic, Documentary

    Master hypnotist Olliver Hawk (1930–1988), or Olavi Hakasalo by his real name, was a superstar in his time. Having started his career in Australia, the hypnotist became famous in Finland in the 1960s when hundreds of thousands of people saw Hawk’s hypnosis show. In addition to his performances, Hawk accepted private customers with mental disorders, for example, which led to a conviction for fraud and illegal practice of medicine in the 1980s.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Juha Uutela
    Alejandro Ahumada
    Anna-Maija Heinonen
    Screenplay
    Arthur Franck
    Cinematography
    Mikko Kelloniemi
    Editing
    Markus Leppälä
    Music
    Toni Teivaala
    Production
    FRANCKFORSTEN
    Sales
    FILMOTOR
    Arthur Franck

    Arthur Franck

    Finland

    Arthur Franck (b. 1980)graduated from Arcada University of Applied Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. Together with producer Oskar Forstén he founded the production company franckforsten in 2006, and he has been making documentaries ever since. His film THE HYPNOTIST (2019) was presented at CPH:DOX.