Film Series: L'Illusioniste (The Illusionist)
L'Illusioniste (The Illusionist)
As the follow-up to 2003’s The Triplets of Belleville, the animated film is set in the early 1960s and focuses on a middle-aged, slightly stoop-shouldered magician who makes a devoted teenage friend, Alice, a poor cleaning girl who follows him to Edinburgh. The two form a touching father-daughter bond. Though neither the magician nor his young charge speak each other’s language, The Illusionist shows the ways people understand each other nonverbally.