The Prestige was directed by Christopher Nolan (who made Memento) and stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as rival magicians in Victorian London; the supporting cast includes Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson. Bale and Caine both previously appeared in Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Jackman and Johansson previously co-starred in Woody Allen’s Scoop. At the start of the film, Bale asks: “Are you watching closely? Look closer”, and this is also useful advice for the audience, as The Prestige is a film with plenty of twists and turns.