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LOGLINE

When a documentary filmmaker is forced to return to the world of magic
to uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of a Jewish magician in the Holocaust,
she unexpectedly finds startling links to her deceased magician father,
shattering everything she has known as true.

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SYNOPSIS

ACT I     HER STORY

Once upon a time, there was a young girl, Macey, whose father was a magician.
But she hated magic and wanted to become a filmmaker.

 

Almost three decades later,
Macey works at the Shoah Foundation,
filing Holocaust testimonies while trying to write screenplays in the evening.

ACT II    HER STORY

One day, Macey finds a haunting poem
about a Jewish magician, who vanished in the Holocaust. She goes on a quest to find out what happened to Ben-Ali-Libi,
while still trying to avoid getting
into the world of her dad, the magician.

 

When she discovers that Ben-Ali-Libi has been seen 1,5 years
after being deported to a death camp,
she has to confront her troubled childhood to be able to find that one magician.

ACT I       HIS STORY

In another time and space, five decades earlier, a Jewish magician with the stage name Ben-Ali-Libi, works himself up from deep poverty to fame.  

He performs for citizens and royalty alike
and searches for a sheltered home

for his disabled daughter.

 


ACT II    HIS STORY

When the Nazi’s invade Ben-Ali-Libi’s home country, he loses all that he has built, including the daughter who he thought he had brought to safety.

Against all odds, Ben-Ali-Libi
searches for ways to stay alive,
through all means known to him.


Ben-Ali-Libi once again
turns to magic
to help him find a way out of his darkness.

ACT III   THEIR STORY

In the end, Macey’s search for Ben-Ali-Libi opens a door
for both a vanished magician and her repressed self to reappear.

The outcome of this mystery of these lives lies in this question:
When a magician disappears in real life, will they be able to reappear?

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