The Illusionist

The Illusionist

  • 2006
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • USA, Czech Republic
  • drama, mystery, romance

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

Director: Neil Burger

Writer: Neil Burger

Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan

The Illusionist is an engrossing, well-crafted story of mystery, magic and intrigue that is certain to enchant, if not hypnotize, audiences.

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  • Neil Burger
    Neil Burger
    Neil Burger is an American film director who has filmed the pseudo-documentary, Interview with the Assassin (2002), the period drama, The Illusionist, and the 2011 thriller Limitless.

Main Cast


Tagline: Nothing Is What It Seems.

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Genres: drama, mystery, romance, thriller

Keywords: magic, supernatural powers, princess, love, rivalry, vienna austria, crown prince, duchess, childhood sweetheart, vienna

Categories: illusion


Producer: Brian Koppelman, Cathy Schulman, Michael London, David Levien, Bob Yari

Editor: Naomi Geraghty

Casting: Deborah Aquila, Nina Gold, Tricia Wood

Director of photography: Dick Pope

Original music composer: Philip Glass

Costume design: Ngila Dickson

Executive producer: Tom Nunan

Associate producer: Luca Marco Paracels

Production design: Ondrej Nekvasil

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 110 min

Country: USA, Czech Republic

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color

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