• Publication date: July 1, 2013

The Illusionist

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A magician is determined to woo a duchess against all odds.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC 2:

November 18, 2015 21:00 (KSA) ~ November 18, 2015 20:00 (CLT)

Eisenheim(Edward Norton)was fascinated by magic as a child after a chance meeting with an illusionist.  He began perfecting the art, and even managed to impress Vienna's Duchess, Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel).  The two formed a secret relationship, though their class differences meant nothing official could become of it.

Years later Eisenheim has traveled the world as a famous magician, and has returned to Vienna for a chance performance in front of Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), Sophie's soon-to-be husband.  Sophie and Eisenheim rekindle their former flame, but this time the illusionist is unwilling to bow down to royal tradition. 

The Illusionist earned $87 million at the box office, five times its budget.  It was nominated for an Oscar.

Starring:

  • Edward Norton
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Jessica Biel
  • Rufus Sewell
  • Eddie Marsan
  • Eleanor Tomlinson