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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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Release Date:
28 August 2013 (France) See more »
A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Weird Movie that will Leave you Confused and Uneasy See more (81 total) »


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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
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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  • Encore (visual effects by) (as Encore New York)
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Additional Details

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Weird Movie that will Leave you Confused and Uneasy, 12 August 2013
Author: simon-d-cesair

Long Story Short: The Story evolves around Alicia (Juno Temple) – an emotionally fragile young woman, who visits her cousin Sarah (Emily Browning) in Chile. Together with Sarah's boyfriend Agustín (Agustín Silva), Agustín's sister Barbara (Catalina Sandina Moreno), and their very strange friend Brink (Michael Cera) they travel to the countryside. But things aren't as pleasant as they are supposed to be, and especially Brink turns out to be very insensitive and doesn't show any sympathy for Alicia retentiveness. What was meant to be a relaxing vacation for Alicia soon turns into a horrifying experience.

Review: Magic Magic is often advertised as a horror movie, however, I would say it's more of a psychological thriller with a very dark and intense undertone. Juno Temple is giving a master performance, her acting is on point and very disturbing. Michael Cera plays this psycho, who shows not only anti-social but also sadistic tendencies, and everyone was wondering if he would be able to portray a character like Brink. I think he did great, but at the same time, he annoyed the living hell out of me. The camera-work is stunning, and the landscape shots are beautiful. The movie starts very strong and interesting, but leaves you clueless not only until the end, but even past that. There is absolutely no conclusion, the audience is completely left in the dark, and even though the tension and suspense rises it turns out to be a thick cloud of confusion. It seems like someone came up with a good idea but ran out of time to write a satisfying ending. So let's just end it somehow, because at the end of the day indie movies are supposed to keep you guessing and that's what makes them artistic. Not true. Furthermore, character development is hardly existing, and even if Juno Temple convinced with her performance, I couldn't relate to her character because I didn't know enough about her. Magic Magic is not a bad movie but towards the end there are just too many questions unanswered, which might be very unsatisfying.

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