Simon the Magician (1999)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Filmmaker Ildiko Enyedi, best known for My Twentieth Century, directed this blend of drama and fantasy. Peter Andorai stars as Simon, a magus (mystical magician) who makes his way wandering from town to town. After helping police offers uncover a murderer by using a stale old magician's technique, a rival magus offers him a challenge: recreate one of Houdini's most dangerous stunts, in which he would be buried in the ground for three days. Meanwhile, Simon meets an attractive woman with whom he strikes up a relationship, but while she wants sex, his needs are more spiritual. Simon mágus won awards for directing, acting and cinematography at the 1999 Hungarian Film Week Festival.

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buried-alive, escape-artist, killer, magician [performer], rival, sorcerer, stunt