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L'illusionniste (2010)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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)
... Additional Voices (voice)
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Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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11 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Illusionisten  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£164,950 (United Kingdom), 22 August 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,594, 24 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,231,474

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,007,194
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Trivia

If you put close attention exactly at 5:08 min the movie has started, when the Illusionist is boarding a boat, on the bottom left you will see the Policeman from the short film "The Old Lady and the Pigeons" (1997) which was made by Sylvain Chomet too. See more »

Goofs

Despite being set in 1959/1960, the Scottish Police motorcycles have 'American-style' sirens, which were not introduced until the 1980s. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the final credits, there's a short bonus scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »

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Les Follies
Composed by John Leach (as J. Leach) & George Fenton (as G. Fenton)
K Musik/Kpm Music
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a different experience
3 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

Sylvain Choment's latest film adapts a script by Jacques Tati. The film's unique style is only being shown in forty cinemas across the UK, its box office status falling behind the animated Pixar hit Toy Story 3.

Those who are followers of Tati's work or loved Belleville Rendez-vous will inevitably be drawn to such as personal piece. As will those seeking out a different experience from Disney, Pixar and even Studio Ghibli animation. This film, however, may confuse or bore those who are looking for the usual Hollywood narrative. It is a shame the detail of this touching story will be overlooked by so many. KH


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