PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
man projected onto smoke when Uhl tries to see how Eisenheim does his 'ghost' trick
woman in audience:
It's her. I know it's her! She wants to tell us something.
When Inspector Uhl is investigating Eisenheim's latest illusion of summoning spirits, one of his aides shows an early turn-of-the-century movie projector portraying a color/sepia-based image of a person. Turn-of-the-century film was often hand-colorized using stencil methods. Georges Méliès's fantasy shorts used that method. Several genuine color film technologies were also in use by the early 1920's.
TRL 247,193 (Turkey) (20 August 2006)