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De illusionist (1983)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Freek de Jonge ...
De Illusionist
Jim van der Woude ...
Zijn Broer
Catrien Wolthuizen ...
Zijn Moeder
Gerard Thoolen ...
Zijn Vader
Carel Lapere ...
Grootvader
Craig Eubanks ...
Tovenaar
Gerrie van der Klei ...
Zijn Assistent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Japin
Ank van der Moer
Hugo van Riet
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17 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Az illuzionista  »

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This film is the visual sequel to writer/lead actor's Freek de Jonge's theatrical show "De Tragiek". See more »

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Perfect work of modern visual slapstick
8 October 2001 | by (Tavier, Belgium) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film, I could not imagine how much it would respond to my cinematographic hunger. It is original, funny, inventive (it HAS to be: there are no dialogues at all), moving and perfectly acted. Everything I was expecting from cinema, this movie gave it to me. It is a real lesson of cinematic language. If you're nostalgic of Buster Keaton's and Chaplin's work, try to check this one out. One of my personal favorite.


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