The Prestige is a 2006 thriller drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by Nolan and his brother Jonathan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel of the same name. The story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, rival stage magicians in London at the end of the 19th century. Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results. Wikipedia
The Prestige is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, British films, Warner Bros. films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films shot in Colorado, American science fiction films, Psychological thriller films, Films set in London and Films set in the 1900s.
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