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Edward Norton Edward Norton
Eisenheim
Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti
Inspector Uhl
Jessica Biel Jessica Biel
Sophie
Rufus Sewell Rufus Sewell
Crown Prince Leopold
Eddie Marsan Eddie Marsan
Josef Fischer
Jake Wood Jake Wood
Jurka
Tom Fisher Tom Fisher
Willigut
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Young Eisenheim


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Neil Burger Neil Burger
(screenplay)


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misjudged and underated - excellent!

9 years, 1 month ago at Jan 5 4:22
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Everyone knows the story of boy meets girl, boy loses girl. However, there is more to this story here. Set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, Norton is Herr Eisenheim, famous magician (rather, illusionist), whose stage performance has captivated the attention of the Crown Prince, who is to wed Duchess von Deschem (J. Biel), childhood friend of Eisenheim. A crime takes place, but who has done it? Chief... read more

Amazing film

9 years, 1 month ago at Jan 6 5:00
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I agree with the other review on here, this is easily one of the most beautiful and best written film this decade. The story is mesmerizing, it really draws you in, and the twist at the end, wow. I mean, wow. Even Sixth Sense's ending wasn't as shocking as this one. Eisenheim had me believing in ghosts and magic by the end.

I haven't seen 'The Departed' yet, the number one conten... read more

Wow. Bravo.

8 years, 8 months ago at Jun 10 5:32
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Just finished watching it, loved it.

This movie is simply amazing. It goes right in hand with "The Prestige" (though I do like the Prestige more) with it's sudden plot twists and "wha?" moments. The beginning is a little hard to understand, until you begin to see what happens.

The whole fact that magic actually exists kinda makes me go "meh" to this movie, but otherwi... read more
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Description: In a world where nothing is as it appears, an illusionist and a police inspector face off in a challenge of wills that attempts to determine where reality ends and magic begins...all the while blurring the line between power and corruption, love and devotion, vigilance and mania and ultimately, life and death. A supernatural mystery that combines romance, politics and magic, The Illusionist is the latest film from the producers of Crash and Sideways. The film stars Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti as two men pitted against each other in a battle of wits. Norton plays a mysterious stage magician, Eisenheim, who bends nature's l ... (more)
Release date: 1 September 2006
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" The Ups: Combine fantasy, magic, romance and a crime mystery and one get this satisfying story that actually manage to make sense of it's complex ideas. Great acting and production values too. The Downs: It's timing. Had it arrived just a year before it wouldn't have needed to be compared and fight against the more famous "The Prestige". The sequence where one explain away everything by using flashbacks wasn't really needed. "


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