The Prestige

The Prestige
The Prestige

Year

2006

Duration

125 minutes

Genres

Crime, Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Language

English

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Synopsis

Are you watching closely? If you are, the chances are that long after the closing credits have rolled, you'll still be dazzled by this ingenious thriller, in which two magicians working in the theatres of Victorian London become deadly rivals. It's a tale of obsession, death and teleportation, with haunting performances from Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as the duelling illusionists. In the hands of director Christopher Nolan, who also made Batman Begins, the story itself becomes a giant magic trick - and the final twist will leave you open-mouthed with amazement.

PLEASE BE AWARE: After ordering The Prestige you may receive a disc marked as being a 15 certificate however, this relates to the extra features on the DVD and not the film itself, which is certified with the BBFC as a 12. Into Film has consulted the BBFC, and their guidance is that as long as a club leader screens only the film (and not the additional features or audio commentaries etc), The Prestige can be treated as a 12 certificate in a school setting.

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12 Classification

This film has a few uses of mild bad language and contains moderate violence and fatalities.

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