After a tragic accident, two stage magicians in 1890s London engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
“The Prestige” is a 2006 movie directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, and Scarlett Johansson. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Priest and tells the story of two rival magicians in Victorian-era London who become obsessed with one-upping each other in their illusions, leading to tragic consequences.
The movie explores themes of obsession, sacrifice, and the nature of performance and deception. It features nonlinear storytelling and a plot that gradually reveals more and more about the characters’ motivations and actions.
The movie received critical acclaim for its performances, direction, and storytelling, and has since become a cult classic. It was nominated for two Academy Awards and won a number of other awards for its cinematography, art direction, and music.