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The Illusionist (1983)
"De illusionist" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  17 April 1985 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Freek de Jonge ...
De Illusionist
Jim van der Woude ...
Zijn Broer
Catrien Wolthuizen ...
Zijn Moeder
Gerard Thoolen ...
Zijn Vader
Carel Lapere ...
Craig Eubanks ...
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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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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Can Be Properly Described in One Word: AWFUL
29 September 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Yesterday I saw "De Wisselwachter" (a.k.a. "The Poinstman") and I found that feature an overrated boredom, with a different but uninteresting story that goes nowhere.

Today I have decided to give a second chance to the cult Dutch director Jos Stelling and see "De Illusionist" (a.k.a. "The Illusionist"), and what seemed to be impossible happened: this awful movie is worse than "The Poinstman"! The later movie has a storyline that resumes the whole story; therefore at least it is possible to write a short plot summary.

"The Illusionist" does not have even a storyline, and the reader may check that there is no synopsis in IMDb since there is no plot and no lines, only a collection of senseless images.

The most impressive is that this overrated flick was awarded in Netherlands Film Festival and in São Paulo International Film Festival inclusive with the prize of Best Feature. Honestly, what type of jury and audience could select this awful movie? My vote is one (awful and lowest IMDb User Rating).

Title (Brazil): "O Ilusionista" ("The Illusionist")

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