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Magicians: Life in the Impossible (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 November 2016 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Jon Armstrong Jon Armstrong ... Himself
Brian Gillis Brian Gillis ... Himself
David Minkin David Minkin ... Himself
Jan Rouven Jan Rouven ... Himself
Frank Alfter Frank Alfter ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charina Dorothy ... Herself (as Charina Layne)
Charlie Mount Charlie Mount ... Himself
Chloé Rosenthal Chloé Rosenthal ... Herself
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"MAGICIANS follows four world-class magicians on stage and off, exploring how and why these characters so passionately dedicate their lives to the craft of illusion. Their journey takes us from the most humbling of road gigs to grand performances on the biggest of stages, from finding love to terrible personal loss; and to the prospect of losing everything for a dream others don't understand. As we come to understand why each is obsessively chasing his own dream, we'll discover the unhidden secret: far more fascinating than the magic are the magicians themselves."

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Fairly Decent
3 March 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

MAGICIANS follows four world-class magicians on stage and off, exploring how and why these characters so passionately dedicate their lives to the craft of illusion. Their journey takes us from the most humbling of road gigs to grand performances on the biggest of stages, from finding love to terrible personal loss; and to the prospect of losing everything for a dream others don't understand.

This is a good documentary about breaking into the magic business, and the ups and downs therein. Unless you are really into magic, though, these are probably not people you have heard of. They may be "world class", but they are not world famous.

There is an interesting moment where one magician rips off another magician's trick. Like, almost exactly. I think there is a great legal story in there somewhere that was missed.


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