The Prestige



Drama, Romance, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Samantha Mahurin, David Bowie

Robert Angier(HJ), his wife Julia(PP) and Alfred Borden(CB) are assistants to a famous magician. Both Alfred and Robert have a spark in them, and the capability to become outstanding magicians. During a performance an accident happens in which Julia dies, Angier blames Borden for it and their friendship turns into rivalry. Borden meanwhile falls in love with a girl named Sarah(RH). He marries her and has a daughter named Jess(SM).

Angier sees Borden living a happy life and decides to take revenge. He creates complications in Borden's life using his assistant Olivia(SJ). Due to which Sarah commits suicide. Meanwhile Borden invents a trick that Angier is unable to decipher. He gets a hand on Borden's diary and travels all the way from London to the US in search of the secret only to find that he has been tricked. But fate favors his as he meets Tesla(DB) a genius scientist who has invented a machine that could change the course of the human history. Then Angier dies and Borden is wrongfully jailed for it.

Soon you come to know that Angier is alive. In the end both Borden and Angier die, but one of them survives. Confusing eh?

This is one of the best movies that I've ever seen but still it has got a green. Reason - The last 5 minutes. A gory twist at the end which is a BIG let-down. An anti-climax gone very-very wrong. Though, I'd recommend you to watch it for what is before those 5 minutes - any day. Another movie with a fantastic multi-chronology screenplay.

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