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The Great Kandinsky (1995)

The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater... See full summary »

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Ernest Kandinsky
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Patrick McCormick
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The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater escape. The death of a friend sends him out into the world to track down his old colleagues, particularly the Professor, his old teacher, to master the secret of the escape. But the Professor is an escapologist of no mean order, and Kandinsky has his work cut out for him to wrestle away the secret. Meanwhile, his fellow retirement home inmates prepare for Kandinsky's triumphant return. Written by Kathy Li

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I highly recommend this movie, it's the kind of movie that will make you smile
23 March 2003 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews



The late Richard Harris will always be remembered as the popular magician in Harry Potter, but he also played a real great magician, in this wonderfully magical movie called The Great Kandinsky.

The story takes place long after Kandinsky has lost all his popularity, living in a retirement house, playing tricks to the other residents, amazing them with magic, and never revealing his secrets.

But he is something like a bitter person, unhappy with himself.

In his youth, he was the assistant of the magician known as The Professor, who disappeared from the face of the earth just before the Second World War, taking with him his latest secret, secret which The Great Kandinsky never found out. Now, 50 years later, he'll try to find it out.

I highly recommend it, it's the kind of movie that will make you smile, and leave you with a smile.


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