The Illusionist

The Illusionist

L'illusionniste

DVD - 2006
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An acclaimed illusionist has captured the imagination of all of Vienna including Crown Prince Leopold. When his new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with the illusionist, the Prince's interest becomes an obsession, and the city's chief inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm : Distributed in Canada by Motion Picture Distribution, c2006
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Illus 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Illusionniste [DVD]

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greatflicks
May 16, 2017

This is a love story with a lot of intrigue that kept me interested throughout the whole movie.
Ending was terrific and very unexpected.

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Annieoywong
Mar 10, 2017

Great movie, very entertaining and with unexpected ending.

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erinsnest
Jul 26, 2016

July 23 2016.....My kind of movie. Wish there were more like it!

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COURIER3
Jul 10, 2016

More like a SCI FI. Some parts interesting.

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DKellett
Mar 05, 2015

One of the most beautiful, romantic and suspenseful films I've seen yet. Edward Norton is superb- the charisma, candor and gentleness of Eisenheim is beautifully conveyed. The surprise ending is the ultimate magic trick! Bravo.

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beckythecat1
Jan 10, 2014

This film is great suspense. The ending is quite a surprise. Well done 1800's from Austria.

hania4987 Dec 08, 2013

great atmosphere with elements of mysticism and spiritualism

harrybrowne Sep 03, 2013

Better than I expected. Tight story, keeps your attention from start to finish. Ed Norton is good, as is Paul Giamatti, and especially Rufus Sewell. Surprise ending, done very well. Worth a viewing.

tazz3 Jul 13, 2013

lot of twist's and turns. great move

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soeul21bangs
Jul 06, 2013

I love this movie. Great storyline and epic stunts

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bdls206
Sep 18, 2011

Eisenheim: [Angrily] Are you completely corrupt?
Chief Inspector Uhl: No, not completely, which is why I'll advise you not to accuse anyone.

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bdls206
Sep 18, 2011

Chief Inspector Uhl: [pacing] Eisenheim, I don't want to arrest you. I'm a cynical man, God knows... but if your manifestations are somehow real... then even I'm willing to admit, you're a very special person. And if it's a trick, then it's equally impressive. Either way, you have a gift. So don't make me put you in jail!

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bdls206
Sep 18, 2011

Josef Fischer: Life and death. Space and time. Fate and chance. Theses are the forces of the universe. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a man who has unlocked these mysteries. From the furthest corners of the world where the dark arts still hold sway he returns to us to demonstrate how nature's laws may be bent. I give you Eisenheim.

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DavidB
May 10, 2010

There is no argument that his uncanny displays separate him from the ranks of garden-variety stage wizards. Some of his effects transcend mere illusion and approach the realm of art.

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bdls206
Sep 18, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Ciresica
Mar 21, 2011

Ciresica thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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joseph
Jul 18, 2008

joseph thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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bdls206
Sep 18, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Sep 18, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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DavidB
May 10, 2010

Sexual Content: Although intercourse is implied between the main characters, no naughty bits are shown (besides Eddie Norton's chest). The scene is very tastefully and artistically done, accompanied by a beautiful score.

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

An acclaimed illusionist has captured the imagination of all of Vienna including Crown Prince Leopold. When his new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with the illusionist, the Prince's interest becomes an obsession, and the city's chief inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime.
Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan.
Alliance Atlantis

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bdls206
Sep 18, 2011

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

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