The Illusionist(Movie, 2006)

| 1h 50min | Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Romance / Love
The IllusionistRating: 3.7/5 (with 18371,837 votes)
The Illusionist is a 2006 American romantic mystery film written and directed by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel. It is based loosely on Steven Millhauser's short story "Eisenheim the Illusionist". The film tells the story of Eisenheim, a magician in turn-of-the-century Vienna, who reunites with his childhood love, a woman far above his social standing. The film also depicts a fictionalized version of the Mayerling incident. The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opened the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival; it was distributed in limited release to theaters on August 18, 2006, and expanded nationwide on September 1. The film was a commercial and critical success. ()
Movie poster of The Illusionist

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Awards & Nominations for The Illusionist

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Composer Academy Award for Best Cinematography

About The Illusionist

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Vienna
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 30 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 08/18/2006
Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jake Wood, Vincent Franklin, Tom Fisher, Karl Johnson, Alfred Strejček, Jaroslav Vízner, Pavel Kryl, Ivo Novák, Michael Carter, Brian Caspe, Vitezslav Bouchner, Jan Nemejovský, Vladimír Kulhavý, Petr Meissel, Ivan Urbánek, James Babson
Director: Neil Burger
Screenwriter: Neil Burger
Film Editor: Naomi Geraghty
Director of Photography: Dick Pope, Ervín Sanders
Composer: Philip Glass
Costume designer: Ngila Dickson
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Ilusionista"
"Amman ha'ashla'yot"
"Ảo thuật gia"
Budget: 16,500,000 USD
Revenue: 87,892,388 USD (= 533%)

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