Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horseman, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Vargas of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see.
Two women, Nic and Jules brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mother’s backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two mothers and children start to become attached to each other.
Based on the actual case files for one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in America, “Zodiac” tells the story of a serial killer that terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
Director Rian Johnson’s around-the-world adventure concerns brothers Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody), orphans who bonded in childhood and were mentored into highly skilled con men by an enigmatic Fagin figure (Maximilian Schell). By the time they are adults, they have established a fail-safe formula: Stephen is the “head,” creating elaborate plots with a Machiavellian glee, and Bloom is the “heart,” charged with playing the part of the front man. Bloom is as moody as Stephen is driven, however, and wants to quit after every assignment. Stephen finally implores him to do one more job – one so sweet it cannot be refused – agreeing to dissolve the partnership upon its completion. [Synopsis courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival]