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The Illusionist (2006)

Updated: Jun 22

PG-13 | 1h 50min | 7/10 #drama #mystery #romance

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

The Illusionist (2006) is a romantic mystery drama set in early 20th-century Vienna. The film follows Eisenheim, a talented illusionist, who reunites with his childhood love, Sophie, now engaged to Crown Prince Leopold. As Eisenheim's magic captivates audiences, his reunion with Sophie rekindles their forbidden love. Using his skills, Eisenheim devises a plan to expose Leopold's corrupt nature and save Sophie, leading to a series of twists and turns that blur the lines between reality and illusion.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

The Illusionist (2006*, directed by Neil Burger, is a beautifully crafted film that combines romance, mystery, and intrigue. Edward Norton delivers a mesmerizing performance as Eisenheim, bringing depth and intensity to the character. Jessica Biel shines as Sophie, portraying her inner conflict and strength. Paul Giamatti's role as Chief Inspector Uhl adds complexity to the narrative. The film's enchanting cinematography and score by Philip Glass enhances its magical atmosphere. With its engaging plot and captivating performances, The Illusionist is a spellbinding tale of love and deception.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- Neil Burger

Writer:

- Neil Burger

Based on:

- The short story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" by Steven Millhauser

Starring:

- Edward Norton as Eisenheim

- Jessica Biel as Sophie

- Paul Giamatti as Chief Inspector Uhl

- Rufus Sewell as Crown Prince Leopold

- Eddie Marsan as Josef Fischer

Produced by:

- Michael London

- Brian Koppelman

- David Levien

- Cathy Schulman

Cinematography: Dick Pope

Edited by: Naomi Geraghty

Music by: Philip Glass

Production Company:

- Yari Film Group

- Bob Yari Productions

- Contagious Entertainment

Distributed by:

- 20th Century Fox

Release date: August 18, 2006

Run Time: 1h 50min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $16.5 million

Box office: $87.8 million


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