‘The Prestige’ Plot Synopsis
The Prestige begins at the end of the nineteenth century in London. Robert Angier, his beloved wife, Julia McCullough; and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death. From that moment forward, the two are mortal enemies. In time, both become famous magicians themselves. As their rivalry increases, so does their sabotaging performances of the other. However, when Alfred becomes famous for once specific trick, Robert’s obsession kicks into overdrive to one up the man. In the end, their rivalry leads to tragic consequences for both men.
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