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
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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 Shtruhl ...
Rytza (as Ophelia Stral)
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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Mesmerizing performance Gothic settings moralistic ending
19 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

saw this movie over 25years ago in a 2nd run house in South Florida. I have never forgotten Alan Arkins acting or the ending.

Following the path of a megalomaniac hypnotic womanizing magician through the lost worlds of 19th century Poland , the film gripped me and held me from the beginning.

Arkins work deserved greater distribution but those were the days when Golan and Globus were turning out .films at such a rapid clip that few got the attention they deserved.. See it and be entranced you are pulled toward the impending destruction or dissolution of this dark character .

Respectfully, R J Liff


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