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The Illusionist (L'Illusionniste)

Director: Sylvain Chomet

Genre: Animation

Year: 2010

Running time: 80 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Sony, Pathe UK

Format: DCP

Cast: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil

Language options: Dialogue - EN

Magic tricks can't compete with rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, so a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland's shabby pubs and run-down restaurants. But things brighten for him when he meets Alice (Eilidh Rankin), a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn't have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his "magic."


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