THE ILLUSIONIST

L'ILLUSIONNISTE

By Sylvain CHOMET

PATHE PRODUCTION LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Animation - Completed 2010

Based on an original script by Jacques Tati, a travelling magician’s life is changed forever when he encounters Alice, a young girl who believes his magic is real.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sylvain CHOMET
    • Writer(s)
    • Sylvain CHOMET
    • Producer(s)
    • Bob LAST, Sally CHOMET
    • Synopsis
    • Based on an original script by Jacques Tati, a travelling magician’s life is changed forever when he encounters Alice, a young girl who believes his magic is real.
      Enchanted by her enthusiasm for his act, he rewards her with increasingly lavish gifts he has ‘conjured’ into existence. Desperate not to disappoint her, he cannot bring himself to reveal that magic does not exist and that buying these gifts is driving him to ruin.
      But as Alice comes of age, she finds love and moves on. The Illusionist no longer has to pretend and, untangled from his own web of deceit, resumes his life a much wiser man.
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