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The Illusionist -- The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder in the late 1950s, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafés. However, whilst performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.
The Illusionist -- The Illusionist: "Exercise" Clip
The Illusionist -- The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder in the late 1950s, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafés. However, whilst performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.
The Illusionist -- The Illusionist: "Lady Singer" Clip

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Writers:
Jacques Tati (original screenplay)
Sylvain Chomet (adaptation)
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Release Date:
16 June 2010 (Belgium) See more »
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A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jean-Claude Donda ... The Illusionist / French Cinema Manager (voice)
Eilidh Rankin ... Alice (voice)
Duncan MacNeil ... Additional Voices (voice)
Raymond Mearns ... Additional Voices (voice)
James T. Muir ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tom Urie ... Additional Voices (voice)

Paul Bandey ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Directed by
Sylvain Chomet 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sylvain Chomet  adaptation
Jacques Tati  original screenplay

Produced by
Philippe Carcassonne .... executive producer
Sally Chomet .... producer
Jake Eberts .... executive producer
Bruno Gaumétou .... unit producer: Neomis (as Bruno Gaumetou)
Jinko Gotoh .... co-executive producer
Gap-Hee Han .... unit producer: Sunwoo
Jung-Seon Hwang .... unit producer: Sunwoo
Bob Last .... producer
Jun-Seon Lee .... unit producer: Sunwoo
 
Original Music by
Sylvain Chomet 
 
Film Editing by
Sylvain Chomet 
 
Art Direction by
Bjarne Hansen 
 
Production Management
Michael De La Cruz .... assistant production manager: Neomis
Fiona Hall .... production manager
Etienne Longa .... head of production: Neomis
Cristobel Martinez .... assistant production manager: Neomis
Mayumi Pavy .... unit production manager: La Station
Christian Ronget .... unit production manager: La Station
Alexandra Skinazi .... assistant production manager: Neomis (as Alexandra Francart-Skinazi)
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
Rhiannon Tate .... scene prep supervisor
Jacques Arhex .... post-production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Dutton .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bjorn-Erik Aschim .... background layouts (as Bjørn-Erik Aschim)
Julien Bizat .... secondary character design: Neomis
Sylvain Chomet .... character design
Julian De Mann .... character color assistant
Sylvain Delcourt .... character color assistant
Anne Hofmann .... background painter
Pierre-Henri Laporterie .... character design (as Pierre-Henry Laporterie)
Marcin Lichowski .... background painter
Emma McCann .... character color supervisor
Uriel Mimran .... secondary character design: Neomis
Pierre Perifel .... secondary character design: Neomis
Caroline Piochon .... secondary character design: Neomis
Julie Serviere .... secondary character design: Neomis
Michael Shorten .... props
Isobel Stenhouse .... background layouts
Evgeni Tomov .... art director: development
 
Sound Department
John Cobban .... additional sound effects: ARC Facilities
Carl Goetgheluck .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean Goudier .... sound designer
Judith Guittier .... foley artist assistant
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist (as Laurent Levy)
Gilles Marsalet .... foley artist assistant
Xavier Thieulin .... sound mix technician
Jonathan Martins .... sound assistant: auditorium (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pieter Van Houte .... special effects: Django Films
 
Visual Effects by
Jean Pierre Bouchet .... lead compositor (as Jean-Pierre Bouchet)
Aoife Greenham .... compositor: Django Films
Eoin Greenham .... compositor: Django Films
Arnaud Henaff .... compositor: Django Films
Patrick Imrie .... compositing assistant: Django Films
Ivan Kassabov .... compositor: Neomis
Romain Khairi .... compositor: Django Films
Ashraf Kotaal .... compositor: Django Films
Olivier Malric .... 2d effects
Neil Martin .... compositor: Django Films
Campbell McAllister .... digital supervisor
Matt Rochester .... digital compositor
Jim Round .... 2d effects assistant
Maryam Sharifi .... compositor: Django Films
Thibault Terrassier .... compositor: Django Films (as Thibaud Terrassier)
Pieter Van Houte .... development compositor: Django Films
 
Animation Department
Laurence Adam-Bessière .... clean-up artist: Neomis (as Laurence Adam-Bessiere)
Juan Pedro Alcaide .... assistant animator (as Juan Pedro Alcaide Pizarro)
Valentín Amador .... senior animator (as Valentin Amador Diaz)
Kenneth Anderson .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Paul Anderson .... ink and paint supervisor: Ink Digital
Antoine Antin .... head of animation: Neomis
Bjorn-Erik Aschim .... assistant animator (as Bjørn-Erik Aschim)
Stephane Baillod .... modeler: La Station
Olivier Barré .... head of lighting and surfacing: La Station (as Olivier Barre)
Richard Bazley .... animator
Rob Birchall .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Julien Bizat .... animator: Neomis
Jonathan Blair .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Jamie Kezlarian Bolio .... assistant animator
Franck Bonay .... key clean-up assistant: Neomis
Daniel Borg .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Jean Pierre Bouchet .... animatic (as Jean=Pierre Bouchet)
Claire Bourdin .... clean-up artist: Neomis
Benjamin Brokop .... assistant animator
Harriet Buckley .... clean-up and inbetween supervisor: Ink Digital
Christina Calles Ruiz .... animator
Bruce Cameron .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Claire Campbell .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Aude Carpentier .... assistant animator
Chris Cassell .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Tom Caulfield .... animator: Neomis (as Thomas Caulfield)
Jose Antonio Cerro .... senior animator
Roland Chat .... assistant animator
Farouk Cherfi .... assistant animator: Neomis
Kevin Kyu-Duk Cho .... clean-up and inbetweening coordinator: Sunwoo
Sehyun Cho .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Young-Sin Cho .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Il Choi .... line test department: Sunwoo
Ji-Yeon Choi .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Jung-Ok Choi .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Sung-Woo Choi .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Kyeong-Sook Chun .... head of clean-up and inbetweening: Sunwoo
Mike Coles .... animator (as Michael Coles)
Juan C. Concha .... assistant animator (as Juan Carlos Concha)
Tori Davis .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Hlín Davíðsdóttir .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital (as Hlin Davidsdottir)
Denise Dean .... assistant animator
Nicolas Debray .... lead animator: "Alice" (as Nic Debray)
Jeroen Dejonckheere .... animator: Neomis
Peter Dodd .... senior animator
Reza Dolatabadi .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Bernard Dourdent .... animation checker: Neomis
James Duveen .... animatic
James Duveen .... assistant animator
Thomas Eide .... animatic
Thomas Eide .... assistant animator
Victor Ens .... lead animator: "Scotsman"
Marc Eoche-Duval .... animator: Neomis
Nick Evans .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Allan Fernando .... animator
Ignacio Ferreras .... animator (as Ignacio Ferreras De Zumarraga)
Kris Findlay .... imaging technician manager: Ink Digital
Alvaro Gaivoto .... animator
Manuel Galiana .... lead animator: "Billy Boy and the Britoons" (as Manuel Garcia Galiana)
Stephane Gamblin .... head of modeling: La Station
Sandra Gaudi .... lead animator: "Acrobats"
Ruardaidh Gillies .... 2d effects: Ink Digital
Martin Gornall .... ink and paint supervisor: Ink Digital
Mael Gourmelen .... animator: Neomis
Cerissa Grieve .... lead assistant animator
Chris Hall .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Edward Hall .... animator (as Edward Hall)
Justin Hall .... assistant animator
Graeme Hawkins .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Vicki Haworth .... clean-up and inbetween supervisor: Ink Digital
Seok-Hoi Heo .... line tester: Guy Movie
Arturo Hernández .... animator (as Arturo Hernandez)
Bianca Herold .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Ji-Hoon Hyun .... line test department: Sunwoo
Barry Iremonger .... assistant animator
Byoung Jin Kim .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Damien Jones .... assistant animator
Moon-Ju Kang .... clean-up and inbetweening management director: Sunwoo
Bo-Mi Kim .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Il-Joowng Kim .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Ji-Sook Kim .... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Kwang-Min Kim .... line test department: Sunwoo
Mi-Yea Kim .... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Moon-Mi Kim .... co-head of line test department: Sunwoo
Sun-Sung Kim .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
You-Young Kim .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Young-Kyo Kim .... scanner: Guy Movie
Geoff King .... assistant animator
Laurent Kircher .... animatic
Laurent Kircher .... lead animator: "Tatischeff"
Kyoung-Ryoung Ko .... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Youg-Yoon Ko .... line test department: Sunwoo
Hyun-Soon Ku .... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Katerina Kulendikova .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Veronique Langdon .... clean-up artist: Neomis
Pierre-Henri Laporterie .... animatic (as Pierre-Henry Laporterie)
David Laverdure .... 3d animator and modeler: La Station
Loic Le Floch .... head of 3d animation and set-up: La Station
Julien Le Roland .... animator: Neomis
Gregory Lecocq .... head of clean-up: Neomis
Gregory Lecocq .... key clean-up assistant: Neomis
Eun Sil Lee .... line test department: Sunwoo (as Eun-Sil Lee)
Ho Sik Lee .... inbetween animation manager: Guy Movie (as Lee Ho)
Hyun-ok Lee .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Kwang-Hee Lee .... line test department: Sunwoo
Mi-Seon Lee .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Sunwoo
Myung-Yeon Lee .... line test department: Sunwoo
Suk Bum Lee .... co-head of line test department: Sunwoo (as Suk-Bum Lee)
Nick Lennox .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Han Jin Kuang Liane-Cho .... animator
Marcin Lichowski .... assistant animator
Elio Lischetti .... assistant animator
Habib Louati .... animator: Neomis
Wesley Louis .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Ciaran Lucas .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital (as Ciarán Lucas)
Ahmidou Lyazidi .... 3d technical supervisor: La Station
Ahmidou Lyazidi .... animator: La Station
Alan MacEachern .... 2d effects: Ink Digital
Brigit Maier .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Jérémie Mamo .... modeler: La Station (as Jeremie Mamo)
Greg Manwaring .... animator
Javier Martin Lapeyra .... lead animator: "Billy Boy and the Britoons"
Neil Martin .... animatic
José Marín .... senior animator (as José Antonio Cerro Marin)
Gabriel Mase .... animator
Satjit Matharu .... senior animator
Gail McColl .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Neil McDonald .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Richie McEnteggart .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Aileen McGibbon .... clean-up and inbetween production assistant: Ink Digital
Sean McIlroy .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Julia McLean .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Simon McMillan .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Darren McNaney .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Andy McPherson .... animator
Toni Mengual .... lead animator: "Young Man" (as Antonio Mengual Llobet)
Loïc Miermont .... 3d animator: La Station
Uriel Mimran .... animator: Neomis
Jacques Muller .... animator
Eric Omond .... animatic
Eric Omond .... lead assistant animator
Mouloud Oussid .... animator: Neomis
Melina Sydney Padua .... animator (as Sydney Padua)
Jamie Page .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Hyoun-Hum Park .... line test department: Sunwoo
Zhang-Ho Park .... line test department: Sunwoo
Thierry Peres .... key clean-up assistant: Neomis
Marie-Cecile Peres-Raccoud .... clean-up artist: Neomis
Pierre Perifel .... animator: Neomis
Alex Petreski .... assistant animator (as Alexander Petreski)
Caroline Piochon .... animator: Neomis
Michael Plummer .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Thomas Pollock .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Gabriela Pruszkowska .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Xavier Ramonède .... animator: Neomis
Sam Ramsay .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Slaven Reese .... assistant animator
Christian Retzlaff .... assistant animator
Sophie Riviere-Baraduc .... clean-up artist: Neomis
Bruce Robertson .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Robert Robinson .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Laurent Rossi .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Sébastien Rouxel .... animator: Neomis (as Sebastien Rouxel)
Nawell Sdiri .... assistant animator
Elias Seddiki .... animator: Neomis
Chris Seed .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Hanae Seida .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Mario Serrano .... animator (as Mario Serrano Hervas)
Ross Sharp .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Bo-Young Shin .... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Michael Shorten .... assistant animator (as Mike Shorten)
Sook-Ran Son .... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Isobel Stenhouse .... assistant animator
Aya Suzuki .... animatic
Aya Suzuki .... animator
Mike Swofford .... animator (as Michael Swofford)
Sam Taylor .... animatic
Sam Taylor .... assistant animator
Aurea Terribili .... clean-up artist: Neomis
Sylvaine Terriou .... clean-up artist: Neomis
Tudor Thomas .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Marcel Tigchelaar .... assistant animator
Kyla Tomlinson .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Thierry Torres .... lead animator: "Tatischeff" (as Thierry Torres Rubio)
Yann Tremblay .... senior animator
Nicolette van Gendt .... animator
Agnes Varjas-Jean Marie .... clean-up artist: Neomis
Tara Vaughan-Smith .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Juian Villanua Escalona .... animator
Mark Wagner .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
John R. Walsh .... director of assistant animation (as John Walsh)
Charlotte Walton .... lead animator: "Rabbit"
Leonard Ward .... animatic
Leonard Ward .... animator
Mike Ward .... assistant animator (as Michael Ward)
Sharon White .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Garry Whitton .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Iona Whytock .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital
Paul Williams .... assistant animator
Beth Witchalls .... assistant animator
Bob Wolkers .... assistant animator
Sin-Hye Youn .... scanner: Sunwoo
Sang-Hun Yu .... clean-up and inbetween artist: Ink Digital
Un-Young Yu .... head of inbetweening: Guy Movie
Robert Zwietz .... ink and paint artist: Ink Digital (as Robert Zywietz)
Paul Dutton .... animation director (uncredited)
Gerald Gallego .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Katerina Kremasioti .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Ed Roberts .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Toby Schwarz .... senior animator (uncredited)
Justine Waldie .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Sandrine Boulet .... post-production coordinator
Chris Dickens .... editorial consultant: Mac
Eiko Emersleben .... assistant editor
Rob Farris .... digital intermediate producer
Chris Freer .... assistant editor
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Rob Pizzey .... digital colorist
Tim Richardson .... assistant editor
Pierre Tissot .... post-production coordinator
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical supervisor
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Niall Acott .... score mixer (as Niall Ascot)
Rupert Coulson .... score mixer
Rupert Coulson .... score recordist
Terry Davies .... conductor
Terry Davies .... orchestrator
Terry Davies .... score producer
Andrew Glen .... music editor (as Andy Glen)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor (as Isobell Griffiths)
Simon Heath .... composer: additional music
James Lock .... score mixer
James Lock .... score recordist
Jeremy Murphy .... protools engineer
Steve Price .... score mixer
Steve Price .... score recordist
Colin Rae .... music preparation
Malcom Ross .... musical director: bands
Lucy Whalley .... assistant orchestra contractor
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
Robin Morrison .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Anne Beaudic .... personal assistant
Stuart Brown .... researcher
Helen Bywater .... assistant checker
Rosanna Cecchini .... assistant production accountant
Sally Chomet .... translator: English
Dee Custance .... senior production assistant
Hugh De Salles La Terriere .... checking assistant
Hugh De Salles La Terriere .... scene prep
Ewan Green .... runner
Tarn Harper .... production accountant: Post Sums
David Hepburn .... facilities coordinator
Anna Hunter .... researcher
Elisabeth Mrcellet-Fraser .... checker
Anna Purkis .... production assistant
Oliver Revolta .... runner
Jamie Smith .... runner: Ink Digital
Jeremy Topp .... runner
Jack Whinnett .... scene prep assistant
Kyle Whittington .... information technology manager
 
Thanks
Tracey Paddison .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"L'illusionniste" - UK (original title)
"Illusionist" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking
Runtime:
USA:80 min
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Trivia:
Setting of Tati's original script was Prague, but Sylvain Chomet moved it to Edinburgh, where he lives and has his animation studio.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Taxis shown in London and Edinburgh are the FX4 type common from 1958 to the present day. However, the design of the rear lights being a long oval, which in real life include the rear direction indicators, was not introduced until 1968. At the time of the film's setting the rear lights were small red units, roughly pyramid-shaped, and the direction indicators were situated on the roof of the car (and stuck out, like 'ears').See more »
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90 out of 138 people found the following review useful.
Charm over content., 18 July 2010
Author: markgorman from United Kingdom

It was my great privilege to be invited to the world premiere of Sylvain Chomet's follow up to Belleville Rendez-Vous.

Set in Edinburgh and produced by an old pal of mine, Bob Last, I had very high expectations indeed. Not least because it is not every day that one of the world's most beautiful cities (my own) would be caught in artful majesty for years to come. And indeed it was. Edinburgh is a real star of this charming but very slight movie.

The city shimmers throughout, but the story sadly does not. It reminded me of a novel by Irish writer, William Trevor, called Felicia's Journey in which a young girl is taken into the trust of an older man. In that book (and subsequent film starring Bob Hoskins) and this, there is a slight air of seediness. (That's maybe going too far in the case of The Illusionist but the comparison was palpable for me.) Why the protection? What are the man's motives? I found it mildly uncomfortable. The fact is, in neither case are the intentions, apparently, anything more than protective; but somehow the feeling persists in both that all may not be as it seems.

Belleville Rendez-Vous arrived on the film scene like a bolt from the blue. This, sadly, suffers from that difficult second film syndrome. It oozes class and charm from every pore. It looks sublime. But the story (a Jaques Tati cast off) fails to deliver. It simply does not have the muscle to sustain 90 minutes of screen time.

A real shame because it has a great deal of merit.

Heart? 8/10.

Head? 6/10

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