The Prestige

Monday, December 10
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2hr 10mins // directed by:Christopher Nolan // featuring:Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johannson

Director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Inception, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) takes a page out of the master illusionist’s book of tricks with this twisting tale of two rival magicians locked in an all-consuming battle for supremacy in turn-of-the-20th-century London. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, the illusion deepens.

Charismatic showman Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and rough-edged purist Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) start out as friendly competitors, honing their skills as audience plants in the show of a successful elderly magician. Years later, driven apart by a stage stunt that ended in tragedy, the two men are fierce enemies, immersed in a bitter contest of revenge and one-upmanship that seemingly knows no bounds. When Borden ups the ante with his most astonishing trick yet – a seemingly impossible feat of teleportation – Angier vows to uncover his rival’s secret. His obsession takes him to Colorado, whe