The Illusionist

2007104 minutes
Drama
41

IT IS THE YEAR 1900 AND VIENNA IS BUZZING WITH A NEW SENSATION ON THE STAGE. HIS NAME IS EISENHEIM THE ILLUSIONIST AND HIS TRICKS ARE SO INCREDIBLE SOME BELIEVE HE IS MANIPULATING SUPERNATURAL FORCES. AMONG HIS DOUBTERS IS THE DANGEROUS CROWN PRINCE LEOPOLD WHO IS SO DETERMINED TO EXPOSE EISENHEIM AS A FRAUD, HE SENDS HIS BETROTHED, DUCHESS SOPHIE, TO THE STAGE AS A VOLUNTEER. IT IS AN UNSETTLING MOMENT FOR EISENHEIM WHO RECOGNISES HER AS THE GIRL HE LOVED MORE THAN A DECADE EARLIER -- A RELATIONSHIP WHICH WAS TORN APART BY THEIR DIFFERENT SOCIAL STANDING. WHEN THEY REKINDLE THEIR ROMANCE, THE CROWN PRINCE SETS OUT TO SHUT THE SHOW DOWN AND ULTIMATELY DESTROY EISENHEIM. HOWEVER, WHILE THE PRINCE ENGAGES HIM IN A DRAMATIC BATTLE OF WITS, EISHEHEIM PREPARES FOR HIS MOST POWERFUL AND IMPRESSIVE ILLUSION YET. EDWARD NORTON (KINGDOM OF HEAVEN), RUFUS SEWELL (THE HOLIDAY), JESSICA BIEL (BLADE: TRINITY) AND PAUL GIAMATTI (CINDERELLA MAN) STAR IN THE FILM THAT CONJURES A MAGIC ALL OF ITS OWN: THE TANTALISING, RIVETING AND TOTALLY ORIGINAL 'THE ILLUSIONIST'. Program Content © 2005 Illusionist Distribution,
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