In turn-of-the-century London, magicians enjoy celebrity status. The flashy entertainer Robert Angier and shy genius Alfred Borden are two young illusionists set to have illustrious careers, starting out as partners who respect each other. But the friendship breaks when their biggest trick blows up in their faces. From then on, they live only to beat the other in coming up with better tricks and shows, going so far as to use electricity and the brilliant ideas of the inventor Nikola Tesla.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, and Andy Serkis.
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Released by Warner Bros..