The story itself tells the tale of a pair of rival magicians, played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. One's strength is his showmanship, the other is his illusions, and the rivalry between the two of them fuels an interesting film.
Even with the help of a prop inventor (Michael Caine) and a comely assistant (Scarlett Johansson), Angier can't match Borden's ultimate illusion: The Transporting Man. Angier's obsession with learning Borden's trick leads him to an encounter with an eccentric inventor (David Bowie).
Director Christopher Nolan, reuniting with his Batman Begins star Bale, demonstrates the same dark touch.
Part of the programme for the Winter Sparks exhibition
Experience a light and sound show with electric sparks, interact with the dramatic charges from Tesla coils, and explore the mysteries of the Wilberforce pendulum, with work from four exciting international new media artists being seen in the UK for the first time.
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