British Comedy Guide

Magicians. Image shows from L to R: Karl (Robert Webb), Harry (David Mitchell).

Magicians

Magicians

Comedy film starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. After a guillotine-based trick goes wrong, two magic partners become mortal enemies

Genre
Film
Released
2007
Starring
Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Jessica Hynes, Darren Boyd, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Mark Elliott and Steve Edge
Writers
Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain
Director
Andrew O'Connor
Producer
Ollie Madden

Karl and Harry had been friends forever, until that momentous day when Harry caught Karl with his wife. During a subsequent magic show, Harry accidentally chopped off his wife's head with a guillotine, and Harry and Karl parted ways. Years later Harry is struggling to keep a job, and so gets in contact with Karl (who is similarly struggling) to discuss doing the Magic Shield Competition.

However, when they arrive together, they begin to remember why they could not work together and so seek alternative methods of winning.

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