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L'illusionniste ()


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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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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 30 nominations.
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Cast

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

Directed by

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Sylvain Chomet

Written by

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Sylvain Chomet ... (adaptation)
 
Jacques Tati ... (original screenplay)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Sylvain Chomet

Film Editing by

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Sylvain Chomet

Editorial Department

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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)

Art Direction by

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Bjarne Hansen

Production Management

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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

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Paul Dutton ... assistant director

Art Department

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Bjorn-Erik Aschim ... background layouts (as Bjørn-Erik Aschim)
Julien Bizat ... secondary character design: Neomis
Sylvain Chomet ... character design
Julien De Man ... character color assistant (as Julian De Mann)
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

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John Cobban ... additional sound effects: ARC Facilities
Carl Goetgheluck ... re-recording mixer
Jean Goudier ... sound designer
Judith Guittier ... foley artist assistant
François Lepeuple ... foley artist
Jean-Paul Loublier ... 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

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Pieter Van Houte ... special effects: Django Films

Visual Effects by

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Jean Pierre Bouchet ... lead compositor (as Jean-Pierre Bouchet)
Aoife Greenham ... compositor: Django Films
Eoin Greenham ... compositor: Django Films
Arnaud Henaff ... compositor: Django Films
Pat Imrie ... compositing assistant: Django Films (as Patrick Imrie)
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

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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)
Stéphanie Baillod ... modeler: La Station (as Stephane Baillod)
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 / assistant animator
Thomas Eide ... animatic / 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 / lead animator: "Tatischeff"
Kyoung-Ryoung Ko ... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Youg-Yoon Ko ... line test department: Sunwoo
Hyun-Soon Ku ... inbetween artist: Guy Movie
Liane-Cho Han Jin Kuang ... animator (as Han Jin Kuang Liane-Cho)
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 Rolland ... animator: Neomis (as Julien Le Roland)
Gregory Lecocq ... head of clean-up: Neomis / 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
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 / 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 / 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 / animator
Mike Swofford ... animator (as Michael Swofford)
Sam Taylor ... animatic / 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 / 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 Raymond Williams ... assistant animator (as Paul Williams)
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)
Gerry Gallego ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Katerina Kremasioti ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Ed Roberts ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Toby Schwarz ... senior animator (uncredited)
Justine Waldie ... assistant animator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Niall Acott ... score mixer (as Niall Ascot)
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
The Britoons ... musician
Leo Condie ... music coordinator
Rupert Coulson ... score mixer / score recordist
Terry Davies ... conductor / orchestrator / 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 / score recordist
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
Dave Jewerén Moore ... scoring pro tools engineer
Jeremy Murphy ... protools engineer
Steve Price ... score mixer / score recordist
Colin Rae ... music preparation
Malcom Ross ... musical director: bands
Lucy Whalley ... assistant orchestra contractor
Stefan Karrer ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
The London Session Orchestra ... orchestra (uncredited)
Robin Morrison ... music editor (uncredited)

Other crew

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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 / scene prep
Ewan Green ... runner
Tarn Harper ... production accountant: Post Sums
David Hepburn ... facilities coordinator
Anna Hunter ... researcher
Jack Longmate ... scene prep assistant (as Jack Whinnett)
Elisabeth Mrcellet-Fraser ... checker
Anna Purkis ... production assistant
Oliver Revolta ... runner
Jamie Smith ... runner: Ink Digital
Jeremy Topp ... runner
Kyle Whittington ... information technology manager

Thanks

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Tracey Paddison ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Illusionist (United Kingdom)
  • The Illusionist (World-wide, English title)
  • Illusionist (Japan, English title)
  • Der Illusionist (Germany)
  • El ilusionista (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 80 min
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Box Office

Budget GBP11,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $6,007,194

Did You Know?

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Trivia When the Illusionist is performing at the Scottish pub, one of the patrons in the foreground, near the middle of the frame, is the famous "Young Girl and Old Woman" optical illusion. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.1 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks My Girl Blue See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the final credits, there's a short bonus scene. See more »

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