The Prestige

The Prestige

  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 130 min
  • USA, UK
  • drama, mystery, science fiction

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

Screenwriters: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine

Full of twists and turns, The Prestige is a dazzling period piece that never stops challenging the audience.


  • Christopher Nolan
    Christopher Nolan

    Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is a British/American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing such critically acclaimed films as Memento (2000), Insomnia (2002),

Main Cast


Producer: Aaron Ryder, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

Editor: Lee Smith

Casting: John Papsidera, Kean Cronin

Director Of Photography: Wally Pfister

Original Music Composer: David Julyan

Costume Design: Joan Bergin

Executive Producer: Valerie Dean, Charles J.D. Schlissel, William Tyrer, Christopher Ball

Associate Producer: Jordan Goldberg

Production Design: Nathan Crowley

Sound: Ed Novick, Gary Rizzo, Richard King, Rick Canelli


Source: based on the novel by Christopher Priest

Tagline: Are You Watching Closely?

Genres: drama, mystery, science fiction, thriller

Certificate: PG-13

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


Year: 2006

Runtime: 130 min

Country: USA, UK

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS


  • Patrick Nabarro (PJ Nabarro)

    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'.

  • Sandra Hall (Sidney Morning Herald)

    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 ...

  • Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)

    It's quite a movie -- atmospheric, obsessive, almost satanic. Full Review ...

  • Philip French (Guardian)

    Gripping, suspenseful, mysterious, moving and often darkly funny. Full Review ...

  • Jamie Russell (

    The Prestige is a superb puzzle-box thriller. Full Review ...