THE GREAT PRETENDER

EL GRAN SIMULADOR

By Néstor FRENKEL

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Documentary - Completed 2013

René Lavand is a world-famous Argentinean illusionist specializing in card tricks. He creates his illusions with his left hand only, having lost his right hand in an accident when he was only a child.

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Ventana Sur 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Néstor FRENKEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Néstor FRENKEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Carla MARTÍNEZ, Daniel WERNER, Sofía MORA
    • Synopsis
    • René Lavand is a world-famous Argentinean illusionist specializing in card tricks. He creates his illusions with his left hand only, having lost his right hand in an accident when he was only a child. Far from letting himself be overcome by this incident, he devoted himself to master the sleight of hand and would turn into one of the greatest illusionists of all times.
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      However, the power of his shows does not lie in his physical peculiarities but in the astonishing stories that frame his illusions and his masterful use of pause and silence as a dramatic element.
      The Great Pretender is the warm, laid-back and intimate portrait of a unique artist who, at times, seems to lay his masks down and reveal his true self.
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