The Illusionist


1h 49m 2006

Brief Synopsis

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 accomp

Film Details

Also Known As
El Ilusionista, Illusionist, The, Illusionisten, Ilusionista, Iluzionista, Iluzionistul, Iluzjonista, L'Illusiionniste, L´Illusionista, Minik Kahramanlar Macera Pesinde, O Ilusionista
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Aaron Baum; Buckley Norris; Christina Born; Edgar Sandoval; Martin Schmarc
Distribution Company
Yari Film Group
Location
Prague, Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Milena Adamova

Seamstress Supervisor

Sean Applegate

Animator

Deborah Aquila

Casting

Jan Archibald

Hair

Laura Atkins

Post-Production Accountant

Michael Babcock

Adr Mixer

Michael Babcock

Sound Designer

Petr Bakota

Electrician

Dan Balzer

Camera

Michael Bares

Driver

Libuse Barlova

Hair

Iva Bartova

Wardrobe Assistant

Petr Baster

Location Manager

Aaron Baum

Production Insurance

Kenny Beker

Color Timer

Radek Benda

Driver

Nancy Bishop

Casting

Jan Bohata

Driver

Dan Bora

Music Engineer

Christina Born

Production Insurance

Kelly Brant

Assistant

Jindra Budicek

On-Set Dresser

Anita Burger

Hair

Neil Burger

Screenplay

Lucie Burianova

Assistant Director

Stephan Burle

Main Title Design

Martin Busek

Special Effects Technician

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rick Canelli

Adr

John Carbonara

Music Editor

Jan Carda

Camera

Pavel Caslavsky

Rigging Gaffer

Vaclav Cermak

Gaffer

Tomas Cervenka

Sound

Michal Chadima

Video

Pavel Chadima

Driver

Marie Charvatova

Wardrobe Assistant

Petr Chocholaty

Driver

Vladimir Cholasta

Best Boy

Adam Christian

Assistant

Pavel Ciboch

Music

Martin Cigler

Set Production Assistant

Patrick Clancey

Digital Effects

Jiri Ctvrtecka

Rigging Grip

Jarda David

Construction Manager

Denise Dellavale

Makeup Artist

Libby Dempster

Art Department

Ngila Dickson

Costume Designer

Ales Dlabac

3-D Models

Jiri Dolejsi

Driver

Hanka Duplinska

Assistant

Jakub Dvorak

Assistant Director

Peter Dvorak

Rigging Electrician

Linda Dvorakova

Hair Stylist

Jakub Dvorsky

Camera Operator

David Eisenhamer

Production

Vaclav Eisenhamer

Production Supervisor

Sian Evans

Wardrobe

Mirek Fantys

Wardrobe Supervisor

Juliana Farrell

Assistant

Lukas Ferkl

Driver

Julio Ferrario

Main Title Design

Jan Fiala

Propman

Petr Forejt

Sound Mixer

Vaclav Frank

Makeup

James Freedman

Consultant

Artur Frys

Grip

Ladislav Gallus

Rigging Electrician

Petr Garbaczewski

On-Set Dresser

Terry Garcia

Sound

Ingo Gardner

Lighting Technician

Milan Garncarz

Medic

Jane Garnett

Executive Producer

Naomi Geraghty

Editor

Philip Glass

Music Composer

Richard Glasser

Music

Stanislav Glugar

On-Set Dresser

Nina Gold

Casting

Richard Gold

Assistant

Pamela Green

Main Title Design

David Gregor

Rigging Electrician

Brendan Gunn

Coach

Petra Habova

Set Decorator

Jack Haddox

Production

Tomas Hais

Propman

Romana Hajkova

Animal Wrangler

H Haden Hammond

Animator

Andrea Hanson

Assistant

Marek Havel

Loader

Gary Hebert

Main Title Design

Pavel Hemmy

Property Master

Bedrich Hermanek

Grip

Jan Hladik

Dolly Grip

Viera Hladisova

Accounting Assistant

Petr Hlavacek

Driver

Milan Hnizdil

Rigging Electrician

Pavel Hoffmann

Rigging Electrician

Lenka Hojkova

Script Supervisor

Mirek Holub

On-Set Dresser

Klara Holubova

Art Department Coordinator

Joey Horvitz

Executive Producer

Jiri Horych

Electrician

Jiri Hovorka

Electrician

Jana Hrbkova

Production

Jarda Hromadka

Best Boy

Jiri Hroz

Electrician

Jiri Hrstka

Extras Agent/Coordinator

J Paul Huntsman

Supervising Sound Editor

Jiri Husak

Transportation Coordinator

Jiri Husak

Unit Manager

David Hutkin

Finance Manager

Ricky Jay

Technical Advisor

Hynek Jecha

Rigging Grip

Tomas Jeseticky

Caterer

Eva Jindrakova

Film Lab

Karolina Jirova

Costumer

Petr Juran

Driver

Jiri Karnik

Art Department

Tom Karnowski

Line Producer

Tom Karnowski

Coproducer

Ntana Key

Colorist

Joel Kirby

Casting Assistant

Jirka Klaska

Grip

Kory Klem

Assistant

Vaclav Kocman

Driver

Robert Kodera

Key Grip

Dana Kohoutova

Hair Assistant

Vit Komrzy

Visual Effects Producer

Brian Koppelman

Producer

Vaclav Korcik

Rigging Electrician

Ivan Kosiar

Driver

Josef Kosut

Rigging Electrician

Martin Kotek

On-Set Dresser

Alena Koucka

Set Costumer

Stefan Kovacik

Art Director

Attila Kovacs

Assistant

Jiri Kovarik

Driver

Karel Kralik

Rigging Electrician

Vit Kramar

Property Master

Tomas Kreisl

Accountant

Jan Kribek

Graphic Designer

Miloslav Krpalek

Driver

Ivan Ksandr

Best Boy

Vaclav Ksandr

Electrician

Roman Kuchar

Best Boy Grip

Jaroslav Kunasek

Grip

Zbynek Kunc

Camera

Daniel Kutaj

Electrician

Radek Kuzdas

Lighting Technician

Jan Kuzelik

Driver

Ladislav Lahoda

Stunt Coordinator

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Esther Lee

Digital Effects

David Levien

Producer

Ted Liebowitz

Executive Producer

Michael London

Producer

Monica Maldanado

Accountant

Liba Malerova

Set Costumer

Jan Malir

2-D Artist

Mark L. Mangino

Dialogue Editor

Ivo Marak

Software Engineer

Jiri Marek

Driver

Martin Maryska

Camera

Otto Matejka

Loader

Jiri Matolin

Construction

Vladimir Matousek

2-D Artist

Vera Matousova

Production Coordinator

Elizabeth Mcgregor

Assistant Costume Designer

Juraj Menzik

Rigging Electrician

Frantisek Mesicek

Props

Chris Miller

Post-Production

Steven Millhauser

Source Material

Stefan Mily

Props Buyer

David Minkowski

Coproducer

Katerina Mirova

Set Costumer

Vera Mirova

Wardrobe Supervisor

Miloslav Mocek

Driver

Ondrej Modry

Driver

Tomas Modry

Driver

Alyson Moore

Foley Artist

Scott Morgan

Foley Recordist

Miroslav Mraz

Construction

Vivian Mshasha Al-samarraie

Assistant

Nico Muhly

Assistant

Susan Muir

Other

Viktor Muller

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jiri Navratil

Rigging Gaffer

Ondrej Nekvasil

Production Designer

Peter Nemec

2-D Artist

Bill Newcomb

Post-Production

Buckley Norris

Production Insurance

Jirka Nosek

Rigging Electrician

Jirka Novak

Rigging Electrician

Milan Novak

Rigging Grip

Vaclav Novak

Art Department

Vaclav Novak

Rigging Electrician

Tom Nunan

Executive Producer

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Gregory Oehler

Digital Effects Artist

Julie Pearce

Makeup

Film Details

Also Known As
El Ilusionista, Illusionist, The, Illusionisten, Ilusionista, Iluzionista, Iluzionistul, Iluzjonista, L'Illusiionniste, L´Illusionista, Minik Kahramanlar Macera Pesinde, O Ilusionista
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Aaron Baum; Buckley Norris; Christina Born; Edgar Sandoval; Martin Schmarc
Distribution Company
Yari Film Group
Location
Prague, Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

2006

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 18, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 9, 2007

Released in United States January 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere/Opening Film) September 1-10, 2006.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.

Based on the Esquire magazine short story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" by Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Steven Millhauser published in Esquire Magazine December 1989.

Limited Release in United States August 18, 2006

Released in United States Summer August 18, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 9, 2007

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere) January 19-29, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere/Opening Film) September 1-10, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.)

Limited Release in United States August 18, 2006