Must Watch: New US Trailer for Sylvain Chomet's 'The Illusionist'

November 4, 2010
Source: Apple

The Illusionist Trailer

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted a brand new official US trailer over on Apple for Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist, the French filmmaker's follow-up to the animated hit The Triplets of Belleville. This charming animated film follows a old, last-of-his-kind magician who leaves France and heads to Scotland, where he meets a young girl that still sees the magic in him, at least as an illusionist (not romantically or anything). I saw this at the Telluride Film Festival (read my review) and enjoyed it quite a bit, it's a beautiful film that is unquestionably a joy to watch. We don't see many films like this, so be sure to go out of your way to see it.

Watch the official US trailer for Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist from YouTube:

You can also watch the new US trailer for The Illusionist in High Definition on Apple

The Illusionist was written and directed by Oscar nominated French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet, of animated short La Bieille Dame et les Pigeons and critically acclaimed 2003 animated film The Triplets of Belleville plus segment in Paris Je T'aime. The script was written by Chomet and famed French director Jacques Tati, of classics like The School for Postmen, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, and Playtime. It premiered at the Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals earlier this year. Sony Pictures Classics is bringing Chomet's The Illusionist to limited theaters starting on December 25th, Christmas Day, around the country. Anyone want to watch?

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That rabbits a douche! This looks very good, I've been missing this kind of animation, good to see it on the rise. any reason why he looks like Frank Langella?

Xerxex on Nov 4, 2010


looks great

nick on Nov 4, 2010


#1 That rabbit is definitely a douche! Hahaha! Probably needs to be made into some stew... I've missed out on the The Triplets of Belleville, so I need to watch it for sure, because this one looks very classy. Can't wait...

GrandDoc on Nov 4, 2010


Looks really good this, I'm a big fan of Chomet, can't wait to see Edinburgh the way it is in the film.

Crapola on Nov 4, 2010


Who remembers the forgetable Ed Norton movie of the same name? Aparently Illusionist Distribution does and are sueing due to '“strikingly similar” storyline about a touring master illusionist who falls in love.' On a side note, the movie looks charming. I imagine i'll enjoy it far more than the Illusionist (2006)

Janny on Nov 4, 2010


Oooo I love that music. This looks wonderful. Triplets was so great.

Cracky on Nov 4, 2010


I saw this movie at the Savannah Film Festival and I loved it. It definitely was not meant for children but the story is absolutely beautiful.

DJSil3nt on Nov 4, 2010


"where he meets a young girl that still sees the magic in him, at least as an illusionist (not romantically or anything)..." yes, thank you for that explanation, because we're 5 years old and immediately thought... "what?! she wants to have sex with an old man? i wonder if he could have meant 'magic' in the sense that an illusionist would use it and not sexually, this movie being titled The Illusionist?" all that aside, this trailer was beautiful

josh on Nov 4, 2010


ZOMG! Jacques Tati! Sold!

John Q Arbuckle on Nov 4, 2010


Yesssss, been waiting to see how and when this would hit screens in the US!!!

Voice of Reason on Nov 5, 2010


This made me think of American Pop and Howl's Moving Castle at the same time.

Lar on Nov 6, 2010


umm...seen this trailer....doesn't need to be dubbed. probably has very little dialogue as is. also great comment 11 i can totally see that.

Mars on Nov 6, 2010


Two words...rabbit stew.

The Credenza Kid on Nov 6, 2010

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