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Set in Victorian-era London, “The Prestige” follows two rival magicians, Robert Angier () and Alfred Borden (), as they engage in a bitter competition to create the ultimate illusion. The story is told through a series of flashbacks and reveals a complex web of deception and betrayal that leads to a shocking and tragic finale.


“The Prestige” is a masterful work of storytelling that keeps viewers guessing until the very end. The film is filled with twists and turns, and director expertly weaves together multiple narrative threads to create a dense, layered plot. The performances by Jackman and Bale are both superb, as is the supporting cast, which includes , , and . The film is visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography and special effects that enhance the magical elements of the story. Overall, “The Prestige” is a must-see film for fans of suspenseful thrillers.


“The Prestige” was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2007, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. It also won a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film and was nominated for several other awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor ().


“The Prestige” has a strong following among film fans and has maintained a high level of popularity since its release. It has a 8.5/10 rating on IMDb and a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has also been featured on many “best of” lists, including Empire's “500 Greatest Movies of All Time” list.


Directed by
Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan
Based on The Prestige
by Christopher Priest
Produced by Emma Thomas Aaron Ryder
Starring , , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Edited by Lee Smith
Music by David Julyan
Touchstone Pictures Warner Bros. Pictures Newmarket Films Syncopy
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (North America) Warner Bros. Pictures (International)
Release date October 17, 2006 (El Capitan Theatre) October 20, 2006 (United States) November 10, 2006 (United Kingdom)
Running time 130 minutes
Countries United Kingdom United States
Language English
Budget $40 million
Box office $109.7 million

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