- Czech Republic/US
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Neil Burger
- Written by: Steven Millhauser, Neil Burger
- Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Eleanor Tomlinson
- Website: www.theillusionist.com
The second film in as many months about magic in early 20th century Europe, The Illusionist is odder and more romantic than Christopher Nolan's superior The Prestige, telling an old fashioned story of a master magician Eisenheim's (Norton) attempts to beat the violence and corruption of the age he lives in.
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Reviews & features
The Illusionist27 Feb 2007
The thing about the relationship between history and magic is that one man’s magic is another man’s engineering. This is the second film in as many months about the developments made in the dark arts of magic in Europe at the turn of the 20th century.
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