World Cinema/Animation/Masterpiece: A French-Scottish animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet. The film is based on an unproduced script written by French mime, director and actor Jacques Tati in 1956.
An old magician makes money during the off season taking odd jobs, some of which require him to use his magic skills.
Magic tricks can’t compete with rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, so a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland’s shabby pubs and run-down restaurants. But things brighten for him when he meets Alice (Eilidh Rankin), a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn’t have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his “magic.”
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