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The Illusionist

Full of charm but not as inventive
With Jean-Claude Donda and Eilidh Rankin
Directed by Sylvain Chaumet

"The Illusionist" by Sylvain Chaumet is a bit of a disappointment.The French-born screenwriter and graphic artist gave us “The Triplets of Belleville” in 2003 (nominated for Oscars and Cesars). Remember the namesake tune and the frenetic storytelling around those three sisters in a Paris that everybody knows but no one has seen? Seven years later, anticipation was at an all-time high for us ... more >