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Petr Meissel Petr Meissel
Audience Member
James Babson James Babson
Young Father
Jaroslav Vízner Jaroslav Vízner
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Jeff Smith Jeff Smith
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Nancy Bishop Nancy Bishop
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Ryan James Ryan James
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Vladimir Kulhavy Vladimir Kulhavy
Train Conductor
Jan Nemejovsky Jan Nemejovsky
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Written by
Neil Burger Neil Burger
(screenplay)


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misjudged and underated - excellent!

13 years, 9 months 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

13 years, 9 months 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.

13 years, 4 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: 18 August 2006
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“A pesar de no ser ninguna maravilla literaria el guión de esta cinta no es malo y puede llegar a ser muchísimo más entretenido de lo que parece al principio, sino fuera por lo forzado que resulta este romance tan adolescente entre dos personajes adultos le tendría mucha más estima a la trama. A pesar de eso las actuaciones me gustaron bastante y sino tuviera que verlas con esa sobreutilización de efectos prestarlecidos que marcó tanta tendencia en los 2000's y que junto con un muy buen tema musical se esfuerza sobremanera en disimular lo monotonos que se vuelven los cambios de plano mucho más disfrutables. A pesar de no ser una maravilla, la puedo recomendar a un público menor de edad, a personas que les gustan los trucos de magia (como yo) y a aquellos que les guste llevarse un” read more

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