A French ILLUSIONIST finds himself out of work and is of a dying breed of stage entertainers. He is faced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafes. He finds himself performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland where he encounters Alice, a young woman, where their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. The story of THE ILLUSIONIST derived as a love letter catalogued by Centre National de la Cinematographie half a century ago. This un-produced script has until now been transformed to film by the critically acclaimed creator of Belleville Rendez-vous, Sylvain Chomet.