The Illusionist


Genres: Animation

Review: The Illusionist

About The Illusionist

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Nominated for a Golden Globe, this wistful animated tale follows the fading fortunes of aging illusionist Tatischeff, who's forced to perform in obscure venues as his act is eclipsed by the growing popularity of rock bands. He gets an emotional lift, however, from a wide-eyed girl named Alice, who believes he possesses magical powers. But Tatischeff's "sleight of hand" efforts to impress her with expensive gifts may lead to his financial undoing.

Cast: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns, James T. Muir, Tom Urie, Paul Bandey

Director: Sylvain Chomet

Release Year: 2010

Length: 82 minutes

Rating: PG

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