法国导演 Sylvain Chomet 继2003年【冲奥】作品《The Triplets of Belleville》后，叙述【魔术师哀歌】的最新长篇动画片《The Illusionist》（L'illusionniste），终于发布了首支官方【法语版】预告片，这也是我继【导演柏林受访视频】、【俄罗斯版预告片】及【23款精美组图】后，跟进此片的又一分享（23/5 更新：另添5频【先看】片段）。而这一部获 Sony Picture 引进美国，并排期于年底【冲奥档】上映的二维动画作品，虽采以铅笔及水彩绘制，惟制作费却高达逾6千万令吉，堪称艺术精品，更被看好可望与《How to Train Your Dragon》左右夹攻《Toy Story 3》，坏 Pixar 的【连胜】好事。
The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafes. However, while performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.
Watching his performance to the excited and amazed villagers who are celebrating the arrival of electricity to their remote island, Alice becomes awestruck by our hero and believes his tricks are real magic.
Following him to Edinburgh, she keeps his home while he goes to work in a small local theatre. Enchanted by her enthusiasm for his act, he rewards her with increasingly lavish gifts he has 'conjured' into existence. Desperate not to disappoint her, he cannot bring himself to reveal that magic does not exist and that buying these gifts is driving him to ruin.
But as Alice comes of age, she finds love and moves on. The Illusionist no longer has to pretend and, untangled from his own web of deceit, resumes his life a much wiser man.