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The Illusionist (27-Apr-2006)

Director: Neil Burger

Writers: Steven Millhauser; Neil Burger

Keywords: Drama, Mystery

A top-flight magician uses his talents and charm to shake up a rigid Viennan society at the turn of the twentieth century.

ABSTRACT
Eisenheim, a renowned illusionist and "commoner" living in early-1900s Vienna, uses his wit and charm during one of his numerous well-regarded performances to reunite with the Duchess von Teschen, a beautiful young woman and member of Austro-Hungarian royalty who'd been torn from him as a teenager due to their class differences. Displaying an evident reciprocated continued love for her in spite of her plans to wed the Crown Prince Leopold as part of a loveless power play, Eisenheim schemes to break their bond apart, doing so despite the Empire royalty's willingness to use as much force as needed to accomplish their desired objectives.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jessica Biel
Actor
3-Mar-1982   The Rules of Attraction
Paul Giamatti
Actor
6-Jun-1967   John Adams
Aaron Johnson
Actor
13-Jun-1990   Kick-Ass
Eddie Marsan
Actor
23-Jun-1968   Lestrade in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Edward Norton
Actor
18-Aug-1969   Fight Club
Rufus Sewell
Actor
29-Oct-1967   Dark City

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