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The Magician of Lublin (1979)

R | | Drama | 1979 (Israel)
Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.

Director:

Menahem Golan

Writers:

Barbara Dana (additional dialogue), Menahem Golan (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Yasha Mazur
Louise Fletcher ... Emilia
Valerie Perrine ... Zeftel
Shelley Winters ... Elzbieta
Lou Jacobi ... Wolsky
Warren Berlinger ... Herman
Shaike Ophir ... Schmul (as Shai K. Ophir)
Lisa Whelchel ... Halina
Maia Danziger ... Magda
Linda Bernstein Linda Bernstein ... Esther
Zachi Noy ... Bolek
Friedrich Schoenfelder ... Count Zaruski (as Friedrich Schönfelder)
Ophelia Shtruhl ... Rytza (as Ophelia Stral)
Buddy Elias ... Pan Kuzarski
Yehuda Efroni ... Mechl
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Storyline

Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.

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He brings audiences to their feet...and women to their knees

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Israel | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1979 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Magier See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

During the early 1970s, Menahem Golan had planned this film to be a vehicle for Laurence Harvey. See more »

Soundtracks

Cafe de Paris Gypsy Music
Written and performed by Jacob Lichtmann
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Dreadful and Boring
22 August 2002 | by stalefishbreathSee all my reviews

I saw this at the Toronto Festival in 1979. I can't believe the distributors have wasted good petrochemicals making copies of this film. I only give it a "3" because of the literary quality of the story it's based on, not because it has *any* redeeming qualities.


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