In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. —IMDb
Successful producer, film director and writer Christopher Jonathan James Nolan famous by the name Christopher Nolan was born on the 30th July 1970 in London. Christopher holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States of America as his father was from the UK and his mother hailed from the US. He married Emma Thomas in 1997 a film producer and ardent admirer of Nolan’s work. The couple is have four children residing with them in Los Angeles. His brother Jonathan Nolan is a renowned author with whom Christopher often collaborates during the production of his movies.
Nolan spent considerable time between London and Chicago during his childhood. Nolan was educated in an independent school known as Hailey Bury College, in Hertfordshire near Hertford, England. Later Christopher Nolan learned the intricacies of English literature at University College London. An early starter Christopher Nolan started shooting films with a super 8 camera borrowed from his father… read more
Didn't like it on my first viewing all those years ago but watched it again recently and found a new sense of appreciation. I guess because the ending caught me off guard I thought it didn't mesh well with the rest of the film but it all makes sense when you look at the deeper meaning of sacrifice. Seriously awesome and the performances were really something.
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A fair question for one of director Christopher Nolan’s best mind-bending films. Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Robert Angier are audience plants for Milton the… read review
Hmm, how can I write about this one without giving too much away for those who haven’t seen it? Christopher Nolan’s greatest conjuring trick here – possibly counter-productive – is to disguise an intimate… read review
A great film from Chistopher Nolan. It is a perfectly crafted mind game. Christian Bale was incredible as an overly eccentric magician. It was also one of the best performances from Hugh Jackman. Michael… read review