The Prestige

Christopher Nolan

Set in 19th century London two friends and magicians turn bitter rivals trying to outperform each other. Its a film directed in a distinct non-linear narrative which entrances and keeps the viewer glued till the end. Based on the novel The Prestige by Christopher Priest, the film is about the obsession and passion both central characters share for magic and fame. A thriller with good periodic details, some hellish inventors and all the old world yearning of making magic with scientific inventions, Hugh Jackman's and Christian Bale's performances are laudable but its veteran Michael Caine who dominates the film.