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Summary:
When mysterious stage magician Eisenheim begins to perform his astounding illusions in Vienna, word quickly spreads of his otherworldly powers--even reaching the ears of one of Europe's most powerful and pragmatic men, Crown Prince Leopold. Certain that the illusionist is nothing more than an accomplished fraud, Leopold attends one of Eisenheim's shows, convinced that he can debunk him during the performance. But when the Prince's beautiful fiancé and companion, Sophie von Teschen, assists the magician onstage, Eisenheim and Sophie recognize each other from their childhoods--and a dormant love affair is rekindled. With Eisenheim and Leopold vying for Sophie's affection, it quickly becomes apparent that both will go to any length to claim and keep her love. As the clandestine romance continues, Vienna's shrewd Chief Inspector Uhl, a man committed to uphold the law, is charged by Leopold to intensify his efforts to expose Eisenheim, even while the magician gains a devoted and vocal public following. With Uhl doggedly searching for the reasons and the man behind the trickery, Eisenheim prepares to execute his greatest illusion yet.

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Cast:
Edward Norton (as Eisenheim )
James Babson (as Young Father )
Jessica Biel (as Princess Sophie )
Matthew Blood-Smyth (as Young man )
Brian Caspe (as Eisenheim's Assistant )
Dusan Fager (as Audience Member #1 )
David Fellowes (as Respectable-looking Gentleman )
Tom Fisher (as Wiligut )
Paul Giamatti (as Chief Inspector Uhl )
Ryan James (as Man in Audience )
Aaron Johnson (as Young Eisenheim )
Karl Johnson (as Doctor )
Robbie Kay (as Six year old boy )
Alistair Macnaughtan (as Man in Audience #2 )
Eddie Marsan (as Josef Fischer )
Ivo Novák (as Lieutenant )
Erich Redman (as Count Rainier )
Ellen Savaria (as Mrs. Uhl )
Rufus Sewell (as Crown Prince Leopold )
Eleanor Tomlinson (as Young Sophie )
Jake Wood (as Jurka )

Directed By: Neil Burger
Written By: Neil Burger & Steven Millhauser
Produced By: Yari Film Group

Release Date (US): August 18th, 2006

Length of Movie: 1h 50min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and violence

Budget: $40,000,000

Opening Weekend: $927,956

The Illusionist Soundtrack

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1. The Illusionist
2. Do You Know Me?
3. Chance Encounter
4. The Locket
5. The Orange Tree
6. The Mirror
7. Wish I Would See You Again
8. The Sword
9. Meeting In The Carriage
10. Sophie
11. The Secret Plot
12. Sophie's Ride To The Castle
13. The Accident
14. The New Theater
15. Frankel Appears
16. A Shout From The Crowd
17. Eisenheim Disappears
18. The Search
19. The Missing Gem
20. The Chase
21. Life In The Mountains

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