The Prestige

(USA, 2006, 124 minutes)

In 19th century London, two magicians, former friends torn apart by a personal tragedy, go to extreme lengths to one-up each other’s ever more dazzling illusions. A study on the nature of obsession posing as an intricately layered mystery skilfully assembled and presented, although the fantastical elements may lose a number of viewers.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Touchstone Pictures present a Newmarket Films/Syncopy production. Starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, Piper Perabo; and David Bowie. Directed by Christopher Nolan; produced by Emma Thomas, Aaron Ryder, Christopher Nolan; screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, based on the novel The Prestige by Christopher Priest; music by David Julyan; director of photography, Wally Pfister; production designer, Nathan Crowley; costume designer, Joan Bergin; film editor, Lee Smith; magic consultants, Ricky Jay and Michael Weber.


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