About

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

8.5
13k
Directed by

Christopher Nolan

Written by

Jonathan Nolan (Screenplay)
Christopher Nolan (Screenplay)
Christopher Priest (Novel)

Runtime

130 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Are You Watching Closely?

Cast

Keywords

magic rivalry hostility class secret competition dying and death diary obsession partner illusion nikola tesla class society tricks tesla coil

Photos

Lists

#49 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#596 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#305 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#71 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography Wally Pfister

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Art Direction Nathan Crowley Julie Ochipinti