Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Great Magician (大魔术师) (2011)

Imagine The Illusionist remade as a Chinese warlords era thriller.

Here, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai stars as a stage magician who must rescue his childhood sweetheart and betrothed from the attentions of a bullying but inept warlord.

One-upping The Illusionist, the film reminds us that the con job is a common feature of both stage magic, politics, and filmmaking. Watch this for: a rare showcase of Tony Leung's comic talents.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 11 January 2012.

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