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Magic Magic -- Alicia arrives in South America to vacation with her cousin, Sarah. When Sarah is suddenly called away, Alicia is stuck on a remote island off Chile with three of Sarah’s friends, including Brink, an American exchange student with a sadistic streak. Bewildered, frightened, and unable to sleep, Alicia’s reality becomes a nightmare from which there is no waking. Ancient indigenous rites, disturbing animal behavior, and captivating hypnotic trances come together in an intense exploration into the darkest corners... when the games go too far, reality unravels with astonishing and deadly consequences.
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Director:
Writer:
Sebastián Silva (written by)
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Release Date:
28 August 2013 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Completely misunderstood masterpiece. See more (81 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Sebastián Silva 
 
Writing credits
Sebastián Silva (written by)

Produced by
David Bernad .... producer
Bruno Bettati .... line producer
Michael Cera .... executive producer
Joey Healey .... executive producer
Eric Laufer .... executive producer
Tara Moross .... associate producer
Giovanna Randall .... executive producer
Todd Remis .... executive producer
Frida Torresblanco .... producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
Mike White .... producer
William Winget .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Bensi  (as Danni Bensi)
Saunder Jurriaans 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
Glenn Kaplan 
 
Film Editing by
Jacob Craycroft 
Alex Rodríguez 
 
Production Design by
Amparo Baeza 
 
Art Direction by
Mario Ricci 
 
Set Decoration by
Angela Torti 
 
Costume Design by
Mark Grattan 
 
Makeup Department
Pamela Pollak .... key makeup artist
Claudio Toledo .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tara Carrozza .... post-production supervisor
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Marcelo Gandola .... post-production manager
José Luis Rivas .... unit production manager: Chile
Lavinia Zetina .... unit production manager: US
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Francisco Rosas .... first assistant director (as Juan Rosas)
Valerie Schenkman .... third assistant director
Sofía Subercaseaux .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacinta González .... property master
 
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Chefalas .... dialogue editor
Ruy García .... sound re-recording mixer
Ruy García .... supervising sound editor
Lawrence Herman .... foley editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Fernando Marín .... boom operator
Sebastián Pappalardo .... dubbing recordist: additional
Spencer Schwieterman .... adr mixer
Daniel Timmons .... assistant re-recording mixer
Paul Urmson .... supervising sound editor
Claudio Vargas .... sound mixer
Lawrence Zipf .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew J. Bly .... visual effects producer: The Molecule
Daniel Cohen .... visual effects producer
Thompson Conradi .... compositor
Audra Coulombe .... visual effects assistant
Luciano DiGeronimo .... digital compositor
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects supervisor: The Molecule
Artur Elson .... compositor
Kevin Fisch .... digital compositor
Mark Scott Friedman .... compositing supervisor
John B. Gray .... visual effects artist
Chad Herrada .... visual effects artist
Shaina Holmes .... visual effects supervising producer
Brian Houlihan .... digital compositor
Mark Intravartolo .... senior Inferno artist
Henry Jean .... digital compositor
Ted Markovic .... visual effects
Austin Meyers .... compositing supervisor
Joshua Sacavage .... visual effects coordinator
Scott Saling .... digital compositor
Aniela Sidorska .... visual effects associate producer
Chad Sikora .... visual effects artist
Nick Sinnott .... tracking artist
Jonathan Skabla .... digital compositor
Selim Yang .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Angel Arancibia .... grip
Christopher Aravena .... electrician
Sergio Béjares .... dit tech
Raul De Pablo .... hd tech
Rodrigo Flores .... focus puller: additional
Andrés Gachon .... still photographer
Silvio Goffreri .... electrician
Olguín Ivan .... electrician
Rodrigo Léon .... best boy grip
Pablo Martinez .... focus puller
Rodrigo Ramirez .... gaffer
Carlos Somante .... photographer: photo gallery
Fabián Vergara .... key grip
Mirko Zlatar .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Mario García Devia .... extras casting assistant
Jorge Quagliaroli .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francisca Torres .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Dylan Correll .... associate editor
John Diesso .... digital intermediate editor
Peter Frelik .... assistant editor
Andrew Geary .... digital intermediate colorist
Kate Rose Itzkowitz .... assistant editor
Tom Poole .... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer
Jay Tilin .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Charles M. Barsamian .... music business & legal executive for Cutting Edge
Laura Katz .... music supervisor
Chris Piccaro .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Mauricio Nuñez .... driver
Jorge Peters .... driver
Guillermo Tapia .... driver
Miguel Uribe .... driver
 
Other crew
Cecilia Albertini .... office assistant
Manuela Baldovino .... creative consultant
Kat Blanchard .... office assistant
Michelle Bossy .... making-of
Laurent Boyé .... international publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Maria Brasero .... office assistant: LA
Slater Brauns .... post production accountant
J.Y. Chun .... office intern
Alejandro Cruz-Mayor .... office assistant
Julie Delfino .... office assistant
Gabriel Diaz .... creative consultant
Rodrigo Duran .... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (as Jennifer Freed)
Amanda Garque .... production office supervisor: NY
Daniel Gusman .... marketing and publicity: international sales
Alejandro Herrera .... production assistant: santiago
David Hinojosa .... executive in charge of production
Tiaka Hurst .... unit publicist
Sydney Michelle Katz .... office assistant
Max Leeds .... legal counsel: international sales
Giovanni Lopez .... insurance broker
Marta Loza Alonso .... script supervisor
Marianne Mayer-Beckh .... production assistant
Alejandro Moreno .... creative consultant
Mark O'Connell .... social media manager
Brian O'Shea .... world sales executive
Rodrigo A. Orozco .... production coordinator
Pablo Peirano .... creative consultant
Simon N. Pulman .... distribution legal: Cowan Debaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP
Anna Quinlan .... office assistant
Manuel Rivas .... location manager
Ross Saxon .... executive on production
Alex Shifman .... office intern
Christopher Tricarico .... finance and production legal
Gerson Valenzuela .... production assistant
Carlos Vargas .... making-of
Bernardo Viotti .... office intern
 
Thanks
Cyril Drabinsky .... special thanks
Marcelo Gandola .... special thanks
Samara Levenstein .... special thanks
Juan Luis Rivera .... special thanks
Paul Urmson .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
The leading actors are all from different countries and although it is an American production, none of them are from the U.S.See more »
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Dulce SueñoSee more »

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87 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
Completely misunderstood masterpiece., 23 August 2013
Author: (eternitycomplex@yahoo.com) from United States

Perhaps this movie only works if you've known someone with the kind of debilitating paranoia that Alicia (Juno Temple) suffers from. I don't know. All I can say is that I was glued to it from start to finish and I honestly feel that it was masterfully crafted and offers so much more than most people are giving it credit for.

I understand the backlash... it really is NOT a horror movie. But its not a showcase of intangible visual art-house dream-sequence garbage either, which is what I think people might imagine it to be when they read the synopsis. For me, it was never even the slightest bit boring.

If you want to see how mundane situations can be brilliantly transformed into nightmarish experiences for one character, while other characters awkwardly try to deal with it (and often provoke it), eventually watching this dynamic grow to high levels of darkness and intensity, well then this is the movie for you!

I wish more people could look a little deeper and appreciate the many layers and eccentricities of this movie! Like another reviewer mentioned, many of the scenes could be perceived as flat out hilarious. That is, if you can allow yourself to be simultaneously mortified and amused. This movie has the ability to provoke a wide array of CONTRASTING emotions. I've never seen anything quite like it.

It's not a movie for everyone. But if you read this review and still want to watch it, you'll probably think its pretty neat.

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