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  • Neil Burger

  • Based on the short story by
    Steven Millhauser


  • Edward Norton
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Jessica Biel


  • Michael London
  • Brian Koppelman
  • David Levien
  • Bob Yari
  • Cathy Schulman
Rated PG-13
Set in early 1900s Vienna, Neil Burger's romantic thriller centers on illusionist extraordinaire Eisenheim (Edward Norton), who falls for an aristocrat (Jessica Biel) well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), the master magician employs his powers to win her love. His daring scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti).

"A thriller that is as moving - and sexy - as it is suspenseful."

- Karen Durbin, Elle

"One of the year's best! A masterpiece! Thoughtful, poetic, lush!"

- Lou Lumenick, New York Post

"Neil Burger's screen adaptation of a short story by Steven Millhauser gives Edward Norton a role that perfectly fits his disturbing inscrutability."

- Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Stunning! Powerful! Eentertaining!"

- Claudia Puig, USA Today