The Illusionist


1h 20m 2010

Brief Synopsis

The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder in the late 1950s, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafés. Then, while performing in a village pub off the west co

Film Details

Also Known As
Illusionist, Illusionisten, Illusionniste, Ilusionista, L' Illusionniste, Untitled (Dimension/Sylvain Chomet Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Angel Studios; Cinea Productions; Cinema Undici; Ciné+; Deluxe 142 Features; France 3 Cinéma; Les Auditoriums De Boulogne; Paradiso Entertainment; PathT International; PathT International; Studio Guillaume Tell; StudioCanal; The Klockworx
Distribution Company
MONGREL MEDIA/M+TROPOLE FILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Acme Film; Chantier Films; Mongrel Media; Mongrel Media; Métropole Films Distribution; Métropole Films Distribution; PathT International; Playarte Pictures; Sacher Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Transilvania Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder in the late 1950s, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafés. Then, while performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.

Crew

Laurence Adam-bessiere

Digital Artist

Jil Aigrot

Song Performer

Valenti Amador

Animator

Kenneth Anderson

Digital Artist

Paul H Anderson

Rotoscope Artist

Antoine Antin

Animation Supervisor

Bjorn-erik Aschim

Layout Artist

Bjorn-erik Aschim

Animator

Niall Ascot

Music Scoring Mixer

Stephanie Baillod

Modelmaker

Olivier Barre

Visual Effects

Richard Bazley

Animator

Anne Beauduc

Assistant

Rob Birchall

Rotoscope Artist

Julien Bizat

Character Animation

Jonathan Blair

Rotoscope Artist

Shin Bo-young

Digital Effects Artist

Jamie Kezlarian Bolio

Animator

Franck Bonay

Special Effects Assistant

Daniel Borg

Rotoscope Animator

Jean-pierre Bouchet

Compositor

Jean-pierre Bouchet

Animator

Sandrine Boulet

Post-Production Coordinator

Claire Bourdin

Digital Artist

Benjamin Brokop

Animator

Stuart Brown

Researcher

Harriet Buckley

Animation Supervisor

Helen Bywater

Other

Bruce Cameron

Rotoscope Artist

Claire Campbell

Rotoscope Artist

Philippe Carcassonne

Executive Producer

Aude Carpenter

Animator

Chris Cassell

Rotoscope Artist

Thomas Caulfield

Animator

Rosanna Cecchini

Assistant Production Accountant

Jose Antonio Cerro

Animator

Roland Chat

Animator

Farouk Cherfi

Animator

Kevin Kyu-duk Cho

Visual Effects Coordinator

Sehyun Cho

Digital Artist

Young-sin Cho

Digital Effects Artist

Il Choi

Visual Effects

Ji-yeon Choi

Digital Effects Artist

Jung-ok Choi

Digital Effects Artist

Sung Woo Choi

Digital Effects Artist

Sally Chomet

Interpreter

Sally Chomet

Producer

Sylvain Chomet

Editor

Sylvain Chomet

Music Composer

Sylvain Chomet

Screenplay

Sylvain Chomet

Character Designer

Sylvain Chomet

Song

Kyung Sook Chun

Visual Effects

John Cobban

Sound Effects

Michael Coles

Animator

Juan Carlos Concha

Animator

Leo Condie

Song Performer

Rupert Coulson

Music Scoring Mixer

Dee Custance

Production Assistant

Hlin Davidsdottir

Digital Artist

Terry Davies

Music Producer

Tori Davis

Rotoscope Artist

Michael De La Cruz

Production Manager

Denise Dean

Animator

Nic Debray

Animator

Jeroen Dejonckheere

Animator

Sylvain Delcourt

Character Animation

Chris Dickens

Editorial Assistant

Peter Dodd

Animator

Reza Dolatabadi

Rotoscope Artist

Bernard Dourdent

Animation Supervisor

Paul Dutton

Assistant Director

James Duveen

Animator

Jake Eberts

Executive Producer

Thomas Eide

Animator

Eiko Emersleben

Assistant Editor

Victor Ens

Animator

Marc Eoche-duval

Animator

Julian Villanua Escalona

Animator

Nick Evans

Rotoscope Artist

Rob Farris

Visual Effects Producer

Allan Fernando

Animator

Kris Findlay

Software Engineer

Loic Le Floch

3-D Animator

Chris Freer

Assistant Editor

Alvaro Gaivoto

Animator

Manuel Galiana

Animator

Stephane Gamblin

Modelmaker

Sandra Gaudi

Animator

Bruno Gaumetou

Visual Effects Producer

Ruaraidh Gillies

2-D Artist

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Carl Goetgheluck

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Martin Gornall

Rotoscope Artist

Jinko Gotoh

Co-Executive Producer

Jean Goudier

Sound Designer

Mael Gourmelen

Animator

Ewan Green

Floor Runner

Aoife Greenham

Compositor

Eoin Greenham

Compositor

Cerissa Grieve

Animator

Isobel Griffiths

Music

Judith Guittier

Foley Artist

Didier Gustin

Song Performer

Chris Hall

Digital Artist

Edward Hall

Animator

Fiona Hall

Production Manager

Justin Hall

Animator

Gap-hee Han

Visual Effects Producer

Bjarne Hansen

Art Director

Tarn Harper

Production Accountant

Graeme Hawkins

Rotoscope Artist

Vicki Haworth

Animation Supervisor

Simon Heath

Music

Arnaud Henaff

Compositor

David Hepburn

Coordinator

Arturo Alejandro Hernandez

Animator

Bianca Herold

Rotoscope Artist

Mario Serrano Hervas

Animator

Lee Ho

Manager

Anne Hofmann

Background Painter

Anna Hunter

Researcher

Jung-hyun Hwang

Visual Effects Producer

Ji-hoon Hyun

Visual Effects

Ku Hyun-soon

Digital Effects Artist

Patrick Imrie

Compositor

Barry Iremonger

Animator

Kim Ji-sook

Digital Effects Artist

Damien Jones

Animator

Moon-ju Kang

Animation Director

Ivan Kassabov

Compositor

Romain Khairi

Compositor

Bo-mi Kim

Digital Effects Artist

Byoung Jin Kim

Rotoscope Artist

Ii-joowng Kim

Digital Effects Artist

Moon Ki Kim

Visual Effects

Sun-sung Kim

Digital Effects Artist

You-young Kim

Digital Effects Artist

Geoff King

Animator

Laurent Kircher

Animator

Young-yoon Ko

Visual Effects

Ashraf Kotaal

Compositor

Liane-cho Han Jin Kuang

Animator

Katerina Kulendikova

Rotoscope Artist

Ko Kyoung-ryoung

Digital Effects Artist

Veronique Langdon

Digital Artist

Javier Martin Lapeyra

Animator

Bob Last

Producer

David Laverdure

3-D Animator

Frederic Lebon

Song Performer

Gregory Lecocq

Digital Artist

Eun-sil Lee

Visual Effects

Hyun-ok Lee

Digital Effects Artist

Jum-seon Lee

Visual Effects Producer

Mi-seon Lee

Digital Effects Artist

Myung-yeon Lee

Visual Effects

Suk-bum Lee

Visual Effects

Nick Lennox

Digital Artist

Francois Lepeuple

Foley Artist

Laurent Levy

Foley Artist

Marcin Lichowski

Animator

Marcin Lichowski

Background Painter

Elio Lischetti

Animator

Antonio Mengual Llobet

Animator

James Lock

Music Scoring Mixer

Etienne Longa

Head Of Production

Habib Louati

Animator

Jean-paul Loublier

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Wesley Louis

Digital Artist

Ciaran Lucas

Rotoscope Artist

Ahmidou Lyazidi

3-D Animator

Alan Maceachern

2-D Artist

Birgit Maier

Digital Artist

Patrick Malone

Film Lab

Olivier Malric

2-D Artist

Jeremie Mamo

Modelmaker

Julian Mann

Character Animation

Greg Manwaring

Animator

Gilles Marsalet

Foley Artist

Neil Martin

Animator

Neil Martin

Compositor

Cristobal Martinez

Production Manager

Gabriel Mase

Animator

Satjit Matharu

Animator

Campbell Mcallister

Digital Artist

Emma Mccann

Character Animation

Gail Mccoll

Rotoscope Artist

Neil Mcdonald

Rotoscope Artist

Richie Mcenteggart

Digital Artist

Aileen Mcgibbon

Production Assistant

Sean Mcilroy

Rotoscope Artist

Julia Mclean

Rotoscope Artist

Simon Mcmillan

Rotoscope Artist

Darren Mcnaney

Rotoscope Artist

Andy Mcpherson

Animator

Kim Mi-yea

Digital Effects Artist

Loic Miermont

3-D Animator

Uriel Mimran

Character Animation

Elisabeth Morcellet

Other

Jacques Muller

Animator

Film Details

Also Known As
Illusionist, Illusionisten, Illusionniste, Ilusionista, L' Illusionniste, Untitled (Dimension/Sylvain Chomet Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Angel Studios; Cinea Productions; Cinema Undici; Ciné+; Deluxe 142 Features; France 3 Cinéma; Les Auditoriums De Boulogne; Paradiso Entertainment; PathT International; PathT International; Studio Guillaume Tell; StudioCanal; The Klockworx
Distribution Company
MONGREL MEDIA/M+TROPOLE FILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Acme Film; Chantier Films; Mongrel Media; Mongrel Media; Métropole Films Distribution; Métropole Films Distribution; PathT International; Playarte Pictures; Sacher Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Transilvania Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video May 10, 2011

Released in United States 2010

Released in United States June 2010

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Opening Gala) June 16-27, 2010.

Based on an original and previously unproduced screenplay written by Jacques Tati.

Dimension Films previously attached.

Limited Release in United States Winter December 25, 2010 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Released in United States on Video May 10, 2011

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 2010.)

Debut project for Sylvain Chomet's animation company, Studio Django.

Released in United States June 2010 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Opening Gala) June 16-27, 2010.)

Limited Release in United States Winter December 25, 2010