Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alfred Borden takes on the stage name of "The Professor". This is the nickname that was given to Dai Vernon, the man many consider to be the best modern day sleight of hand magician. See more »
During the two scenes in which Jackman and Caine discover playing cards attached to the bottom of their pint glasses, the glasses they are drinking from are 'Nonic' glasses. These were designed in the 1960s to protect straight glasses from nicks and cracks when cleaned in automatic dishwashers. See more »
Outstanding acting performances worth price of admission
I went to see a critics preview of The Prestige this afternoon and to
my surprise I found the film to be one of the best I have seen all year
so far, and that writers can come up with an excellent script it they
would only try a little harder. The acting performances by Hugh
Jackman, Christian Bale and Michael Caine were the best I have see in
a long while. The only objection I had to the film was that it was a
little long, but once you leave the theater you will discuss the film
and it many twists and turns. My wife and myself discussed it all the
way home from the movie theater. This is a winner and should be up for
some academy award statues, and my recommendation is go see this as
soon as you can, you will not be disappointed.
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