This film by Christopher Nolan stars Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, and Michael Caine. Extras include director's notebook and gallery. The film, based on a Christopher Priest novel, is very much a tragedy, yet this fact remains hidden like so many magicians' secrets. Angiers (Jackman) and Borden (Bale), are natural foils, locked in a years-long professional rivalry in Victorian England. Borden has imagination, but can't sell it. Angiers is a natural showman but lacks insight and creativity. There is an underlying sadness in knowing that had they been able to work together they may have achieved their every dream. Instead, Angiers blames Borden for his wife's drowning during a performance, and resents Borden for carrying on with a family
Christian Bale,Hugh Jackman,David Bowie,Rebecca Hall,Michael Caine,Scarlett Johansson
Two magicians' obsessive feud escalates into a fight to the edge of death.