Two friends and fellow magicians become bitter enemies after a sudden tragedy. As they devote themselves to this rivalry, they make sacrifices that bring them fame but with terrible consequences.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Full of twists and turns, The Prestige is a dazzling period piece that never stops challenging the audience.
Nolan's most perfect commentary on his favourite auteur theme of mise en abyme, as both magicians in their own ways make near Faustian pacts for their climactic 'prestige'.
It's a very cool piece of filmmaking -- as it has to be, given the intellectual sleight-of-hand that lies at its heart. Yet it succeeds as both great entertainment and an absorbing rumination on the dangers of playing God. | Full Review...
It's quite a movie -- atmospheric, obsessive, almost satanic. | Full Review...
Gripping, suspenseful, mysterious, moving and often darkly funny. | Full Review...
The Prestige is a superb puzzle-box thriller. | Full Review...
Tagline: Are You Watching Closely?
Source: based on the novel by Christopher Priest
Genres: drama, mystery, science fiction, thriller
Categories: obsession, rivalry, magician, human duplication, backstage, performer, framed for murder, identity swapping, electricity, coin, 19th century, illusion, showman, victorian era, impostor, teleportation, unfaithfulness, diary, nikola tesla, performance, theatrical agent
Editor: Lee Smith
Director of photography: Wally Pfister
Original music composer: David Julyan
Costume design: Joan Bergin
Associate producer: Jordan Goldberg
Production design: Nathan Crowley
Runtime: 130 min
Country: USA, UK
Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1