The Prestige (2006)

The Prestige – Are you watching closely.

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Hugh Jackman—————-Robert Angier
Christian Bale—————–Alfred Borden
Michael Caine—————–Cutter
Scarlett Johansson———–Olivia Wenscombe
Rebecca Hall——————Sarah Borden
David Bowie——————-Nikola Tesla

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Screenplay by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
Based on the Novel by Christopher Priest

Christopher Nolan takes us on a journey into obsession. Robert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Bale) are thrown into an intense rivalry when a stage accident kills Angier’s wife. The two magicians do their best to one up each other and deliberately sabotage each others performances. Angier goes to Bordens performance one time and witnesses “the greatest magic trick I have ever seen”. It is at this point Angier becomes obsessed with finding out how Borden was able to perform this trick. A great movie with twists and turns you don’t see coming. Well done Chrsitopher Nolan.

Production Budget: $40,000,000

Box Office
Domestic: $53,089,891
Worldwide: $109,676,311

CC Rating: 9 out of 10

Screenplay: Prestige.

If you liked this try: Memento, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Inception.