The Illusionist

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  • PG-13
Set in early 1900s Vienna, Neil Burger’s romantic thriller centers on illusionist extraordinaire Eisenheim (Edward Norton), who falls for an aristocrat (Jessica Biel) well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to Crown Prince Leopold... read more
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Set in early 1900s Vienna, Neil Burger’s romantic thriller centers on illusionist extraordinaire Eisenheim (Edward Norton), who falls for an aristocrat (Jessica Biel) well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), the master magician employs his powers to win her love. His daring scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti).

Original Release

08/18/2006

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Cast

Edward Norton Eisenheim
Jessica Biel Sophie
Rufus Sewell Crown Prince Leopold
Eddie Marsan Josef Fischer
Jake Wood Jurka
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Young Eisenheim (as Aaron Johnson)
Eleanor Tomlinson Young Sophie
Karl Johnson Old Man
Vincent Franklin Loschek
Nicholas Blane Herr Doebler
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Directors

Neil Burger

Writers

Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser

Cast

Edward Norton Eisenheim
Jessica Biel Sophie
Rufus Sewell Crown Prince Leopold
Eddie Marsan Josef Fischer
Jake Wood Jurka
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Young Eisenheim (as Aaron Johnson)
Eleanor Tomlinson Young Sophie
Karl Johnson Old Man
Vincent Franklin Loschek
Nicholas Blane Herr Doebler
Philip McGough Dr. Hofzinser
Erich Redman Count Rainer
Michael Carter Von Thurnburg
Tom Fisher Willigut
Andreas Grothusen Eisenheim's Father
Brian Caspe Eisenheim's Assistant
Ellen Savaria Mrs. Uhl
Vitezslav Bouchner Sophie's Driver
David O'Kelly Archduke
Richard Rowlands Archduke

Producers

Tom Nunan Executive Producer
Joey Horvitz Executive Producer
Tom Karnowski Executive Producer
Michael London Executive Producer
Cathy Schulman Executive Producer
Jane Garnett Executive Producer
Ted Liebowitz Executive Producer
David Levien Producer
Bob Yari Producer
Brian Koppelman Producer
Cathy Schulman Producer
Michael London Producer
Tom Karnowski Producer
Chris Miller Producer
David Minkowski Producer
Matthew Stillman Producer
Jane Garnett Producer
Ted Liebowitz Producer
Tom Nunan Producer

Editors

Naomi Geraghty

2007 Oscar Best Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
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