The Illusionist (L'illusionniste)
"The Illusionist" is a story about two paths that cross. An outdated, aging magician, forced to wander from country to country, city to city and station to station in search of a stage to perform his act meets a young girl at the start of her life?s journey. Alice is a teenage girl with all her capacity for childish wonder still intact. She plays at being a woman without realizing the day to stop pretending is fast approaching. She doesn't know yet that she loves The Illusionist like she would a father; he already knows that he loves her as he would a daughter. Their destinies will collide, but nothing -- not even magic or the power of illusion -- can stop the voyage of discovery.
Cast: Didier Gustin, Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin, Frédéric Lebon, Jil Aigrot
Directed by: Sylvain Chomet
Written by: Sylvain Chomet, Jacques Tati
Opens: Dec 25, 2010 NY/LA
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