THE PRES­TIGE

Bray People - - ENTERTAINMENT -

SATUR­DAY, 11pm, BBC2

Christo­pher Nolan’s fond­ness for play­ing tricks on au­di­ences comes cen­tre stage in this story of the­atri­cal magic.

Telling of two ri­val Vic­to­rian con­jur­ers (Hugh Jack­man and Chris­tian Bale) - ob­sessed with cre­at­ing the best stage il­lu­sion, they en­gage in com­pet­i­tive one-up­man­ship with tragic re­sults - the film puts on a clever show with a few daz­zling flour­ishes, plus an ap­pear­ance by David Bowie.

The movie also stars Michael Caine, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Re­becca Hall and Andy Serkis.

The 2006 mys­tery thriller is from a screen­play adapted by Nolan and his brother Jonathan from Christo­pher Pri­est’s 1995 World Fan­tasy Award-win­ning novel of the same name.

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