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The Illusionist (2010) - Movie Details

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Drama Comedy
82 min.
Release Date
December 25, 2010 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
May 10, 2011
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Running Time
82 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking

The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder in the late 1950s, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafes. Then, while performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever. Watching his performance for the excited villagers who... Full synopsis »

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An aging French illusionist finds his prospects dwindling as rock bands and electronics go mainstream in the Oscar-nominated French animated film L'illusionniste - known to us non-Frenchmen as The Illusionist. The movie is an alluring and richly animated drama-comedy, but its low key storytelling fails to hold attention the way the filmmaker's last production, the incredible Triplets of Belleville, did. Full movie review »

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