animated movie The Illusionist © Pathé / CineB / Django Films
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The Illusionist

The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafes. However, 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. ~ official website

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From all the Oscar Nominated Feature lenght films of 2010, this movie really lives on it's own. Is not a happy nor heroic story, is not even a hero's journey...
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While this film comes from the same writer/director as "Triplets of Belleville" I would say the similarities between the films are fairly limited. They share a love of wacky character...
Created by: Pathé, CineB, Django Films
Language: English / French
Country of Origin: UK / France
Directed by: Sylvain Chomet
Produced by: Bob Last
Executive Producers: Jake Eberts and Philippe Carcassonne
Writing Credits: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati

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 in collaboration with long-time writing partner Henri Marquet. ~ from Wikipedia

Tati's film 'Mon Oncle', considered by many to be his masterpiece, appears 'on screen' in the scene where the main character wanders into a cinema.

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YouTube: Interview with Sylvain Chomet -- French interview with Sylvain Chomet about "The Illusionist"
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