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The Illusionist

The Illusionist

Edward Norton
Director: Neil Burger Cast: Edward Norton
Edward Norton
, Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
, Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel
Neil Burger

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Overview

A supernaturally talented magician attempts to undermine the rigid social structure of turn-of-the-century Vienna by using his powers to win the love of his upper-class, childhood sweetheart in director Neil Burger's cinematic adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser's short story. Though the ill-fated childhood romance between cabinetmaker's son Eisenheim (Edward Norton) and upper-class Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel) eventually resulted in the heartbroken young man leaving Austria to explore the world, his dreams of one day reuniting with the beautiful duchess never faded. Upon returning to Vienna 15 years later as a talented and renowned illusionist, Eisenheim's hopes of a reunion seem dashed when he learns that Sophie is currently engaged to the Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). As the tensions between the Eisenheim and Leopold elevate, urbane Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti) finds his sympathy toward Eisenheim growing, despite his formal obligations to the powerful prince.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2019
UPC: 0760137287087
Original Release: 2006
Source: Mvd Marquee Collect
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 20,593

Special Features

Feature Audio Commentary from Writer/Director Neil Burger; The Making of The Illusionist Featurette (SD, 3:59); Jessica Biel on The Illusionist Featurette (SD, 1:29); Original Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:30)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Norton Eisenheim
Paul Giamatti Chief Inspector Uhl
Jessica Biel Duchess Sophie von Teschen
Rufus Sewell Crown Prince Leopold
Eddie Marsan Josef Fischer
Jake Wood Jurka
Tom Fisher Willigut
Karl Johnson Doctor/Old Man
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Young Eisenheim
Eleanor Tomlinson Young Sophie

Technical Credits
Neil Burger Director,Screenwriter
Deborah Aquila Casting
Michael Bobcock Sound/Sound Designer
Ngila Dickson Costumes/Costume Designer
Vulcan Effects Special Effects
Petr Forejt Sound/Sound Designer
Jane Garnett Executive Producer
Naomi Geraghty Editor
Philip Glass Score Composer
Nina Gold Casting
Joey Horvitz Executive Producer
Thomas Karnowski Co-producer
Brian Koppelman Producer
Stefan Kovacik Art Director
David Levien Producer
Ted Liebowitz Executive Producer
Michael London Producer
Jan Mensik Asst. Director
Tom Minkowski Co-producer
Ondrej Nekvasil Production Designer
Tom Nunan Executive Producer
Kieron Phipps Asst. Director
Dick Pope Cinematographer
Cathy Schulman Producer
Matthew Stillman Co-producer
Vlasta Svoboda Art Director
Rudolf Tudzaroff Special Effects Supervisor
Tricia Wood Casting
Bob Yari Producer

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