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The Magician (2005)

A mockumentary that follows Ray Shoesmith, a Melbourne hitman who is simultaneously ruthless and caring, likeable and volatile. 'Filmed' by his media student neighbour for a university ... See full summary »

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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Scott Ryan ...
Ray Shoesmith
Ben Walker ...
Tony Rickards
Massimiliano Andrighetto ...
Massimo "Max" Totti
Kane Mason ...
Benny
Nathaniel Lindsay ...
Edna
Adam Ryan ...
Garage Victim
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A mockumentary that follows Ray Shoesmith, a Melbourne hitman who is simultaneously ruthless and caring, likeable and volatile. 'Filmed' by his media student neighbour for a university assignment, Ray is under contract to kill a low life of the Melbourne underworld when a more tempting offer is made... Written by Danny Silver

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He makes people disappear. [Australia Tehatrical] See more »

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Crime | Drama

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12 November 2010 (USA)  »

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Magik  »

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All of the actors are amateurs apart from the filmmaker Max whom we never see on camera. See more »

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References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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Fog
Written and produced by Richard Andrew
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You need to be local to see the magic
17 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Magician is not as bad as some boring reviewer said it is. I didn't feel a lull at any point in the film and thought there were undercurrents of depth to do with Melbourne drug culture and dealing. The mundanity of it. The darkness. And a lead who is surprising in many ways. "A fascinating and attractive man" as Max says! Of course, you really do need to be familiar with Melbourne to get the street scenes. And Australian to understand conversations about Big M's and Wayne Carey. And is there anything wrong about making films for ourselves? And is there anything wrong with a filmmaker just getting out there and making something with no money, to get some experience, all for the love of it? NO! I hope this gives Scott Ryan a good go in the industry.


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