• The Illusionist (2010)

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Release Date: December 25th, 2010

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2011

PG|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
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."

Cast: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns, James T. Muir, Tom Urie, Paul Bandey

Director: Sylvain Chomet

Genres: Drama, Animated

Production Co: France 3 Cinema, Cine B, Django Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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