The Magician follows a charismatic, yet volatile hitman Ray Shoesmith (Scott Ryan) around Melbourne while he is being filmed by a friend and neighbour (Massimiliano Andrighetto). As he goes about his chilling business - threatening violence and in some cases making good on those threats - the camera continues to roll. Fuelled by offbeat conversation, dark humour and emotional crises, The Magician features a tour de force central performance from writer-director-actor Scott Ryan. His character is a killer, a man who would as soon pull the trigger as not, but without smoothing out any of the rough edges the actor makes you like him when what you should be feeling is utter loathing.
Magic Happens: The Story of the Magician, Magic Tricks: The Visual Effects of the Magician, Deleted Scenes, Cinema Trailer, Alternative Trailer, Unmasking Max, Excerpt from THE STASH (Scott Ryans First Short Film), Audio Commentary Featuring Director Scott Ryan, Actor Ben Walker, Producers Michele Bennett and Nash Edgerton
Release Date: 25 September 2006
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 83 minutes
Main Language: English
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