Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.

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Yasha Mazur
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Emilia
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Zeftel
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Elzbieta
Lou Jacobi ...
Wolsky
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Herman
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Schmul
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Halina
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Magda
Linda Bernstein ...
Esther
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Bolek
Friedrich Schoenfelder ...
Count Zaruski
Ophelia Stral ...
Rytza
Buddy Elias ...
Pan Kuzarski
Yehuda Efroni ...
Mechl
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Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.

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He brings audiences to their feet...and women to their knees

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11 November 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Der Magier  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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In the early 70' s, Menahem Golan had planned this as a Laurence Harvey vehicle. See more »

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THE MAGICIAN
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Sung by Kate Bush
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Theater version versus VHS version
3 January 2002 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

In 1978 the movie's company came to Munich to film a scene and asked the English-speaking American college students there (myself included)to be extras. The scene was filmed at a Munich opera house (and included Lisa Welchel and Louise Fletcher). We extras were the audience, angry when the Magician doesn't show. The following year I saw the finished product at a Denver movie theater and was excited to discover that one of my friends was in a couple of close-up shots. I was dismayed when, many years later, I got the movie on video and most of the original scene was edited out, including the close-ups of my friend. I am hopeful that when the movie is released on DVD it will include the entire movie, which, by the way, is suspenseful, esoteric and well done.


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