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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 80

Budget: $18,000,000

Revenue: $2,231,024

Languages: fr, gd, en

Webpage: Link

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  •  PG

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  • L'illusionniste
  • El ilusionista
  • L'Illusionista
Content Score: 71

7.0/10 (69 votes)


The Illusionist is a 2010 British-French animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet. The film is based on an unproduced script that the French mime, director and actor Jacques Tati had written in 1956 as a personal letter to his estranged eldest daughter, Helga Marie-Jeanne Schiel. The plot revolves around a struggling illusionist who visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician. The film is set in Scotland in the late 1950s.


When life loses its wonder, all it takes is one person who still believes in magic.


Director: Sylvain Chomet

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Jean-Claude Donda

Jean-Claude Donda
as The Illusionist (voic…

Eilidh Rankin

Eilidh Rankin
as Alice

Jean-Claude Donda

Jean-Claude Donda
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A review by Handyandy040485

This movie is the perfect sequel to Jacques Tati's films "Mr. Hulot's Holiday" and "My Uncle". I have now watched all three for my french class and can say this movie elicits so much emotion. True to Jacques Tati's style this film does not need the viewer to understand what is being said to understand what is going on in the film. The art directors choice of stylization for the film makes it a work of art, literally. I absolutely adore this film and would recommend it and other Jacques Tati films to any one. 10/10 stars with 10 being the highest :)