Indonesian director Faozan Rizal (“Habibie & Ainun”) new comedy film “Abracadabra” was recently released in its native country on January 9th. This is the fourth film from Rizal, who is better known for his cinematography work on such production as “Paper Boats” and “Pengejar Angin”). Fourcolours Films previously released a trailer for the production, which can be viewed below.
The story begins in one of the magic shows, where the magician tries to make a little boy vanishing from his magic box. The show turns tragic, as he cannot make this boy come back to the stage. Some famous city magicians come and try to help, but the boy disappears like fog. Many people question him, how he did the trick and what technique he used. The only, what he can say more is that he bought the magic box from ebay and according to the seller, it is an old case which belongs to Herbert Nivelli, the magician of the holocaust. Myth says, that this old case has been used by Nivelli to save people from concentration camp in Auschwitz, through disappearing when entering the magic box. After the war, the case was stolen. (imdb)