Illusionist, The (animated 2010)

Lists: Animated, Drama, Magic

Brief Synopsis: "The Illusionist is a 2010 British-French animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet. The film is based on an unproduced script that the French mime, director and actor Jacques Tati had written in 1956 as a personal letter to his estranged eldest daughter, Helga Marie-Jeanne Schiel. The plot revolves around a struggling illusionist who visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician. The film is set in Scotland in the late 1950s."

Overall Ranking: 77 (Rank from 2010: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Jean-Claude Donda (The Illusionist (voice))
  • Eilidh Rankin (Alice)
  • Jean-Claude Donda (French Cinema Manager)
  • Sylvain Chomet (Director)