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The illusionist

The illusionist

Chomet, Sylvain, director

Sylvain Chomet directs this hand-drawn animated feature based on an unproduced script that the French comic Jacques Tati wrote in 1956 for his daughter. Set in the late 1950s, the film tells the story of an ageing Paris illusionist whose career has come under threat from the increasing popularity of cinema and pop music. No longer able to find an audience for his card tricks and rabbit-out-of-a-hat routine, he takes to the road in the hope of earning a living elsewhere. When he travels to an isolated community in Scotland, he meets a girl who is convinced that he is a real magician, and a special bond develops between the two

DVD. Undetermined. Animated films.
Published 20th Century Fox Home Ent 2011

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Statement of responsibility: director, Sylvain Chomet; producer, Bob Last; writer, Sylvain Chomet; writer, Jacques Tati
EAN: 5060002836811
BBFC classification: PG
Note: Region 2, 1 disc(s), Disc format DVD 9 dual layer, Interactive menus, Ratio (1:1.78 (16:9) widescreen), Enhanced for WideScreen TV, Languages (English), Sound (Dolby Digital 5.1), Subtitles for hard of hearing (English), Bonus footage, Trailers, Behind the scenes, Interviews (Edinburgh Film Festival Q and A), Image gallery.
Note: Made in 2010.
Note: Based on an unproduced 1956 film script by Jacques Tati.
Note: Credits: animator, Laurent Kircher.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : col.
Other Number: 5060002836811
Publisher Number: P926701000
Subject: Tati, Jacques,; Magicians France.