A young boy falls in love with a girl that is way above his social standards along with the art of magic. Although the parents forbid them of seeing each other they cannot be split apart. Until one day they were found together and the boy was sent off. He became a magician and traveled the world. She fell in love with another man, the Crown Prince. The two got engaged but the boy, Eisenheim, finally meets back up with the girl and uses his powers to free her from the royal house in Vienna. —IMDb
Neil Norman Burger is an American film director who has filmed the pseudo-documentary Interview with the Assassin (2002), the period drama The Illusionist, and the 2011 thriller Limitless.
Life and career
After attending the Greenwich Country Day School and Brunswick School in Greenwich CT, Burger graduated from Yale University with a degree in fine arts and later became involved with experimental film in the 1980s. He then went on to direct music videos for such alternative artists as the Meat Puppets and used his renown and connections to approached MTV in 1991 with the idea to create and direct a series of promotional spots for what would be the MTV “Books: Feed Your Head” campaign against aliteracy. In an interview with Shave Magazine Neil described his work as “almost like PSA’s but they weren’t really; they were like music videos for literature and language.”
Burger, who directed and wrote Interview with an Assassin, won Best Feature for the film at the Woodstock… read more
biel and norton didnt even look tiny bit in love... Bad bad acting . Young Eisenheim and the duchess acted way better and made the story believable even if they appeared for less than 5 mins.