1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Wonderfully realized period piece rich in details and atmosphere and offering a great cast, but in the end it doesn't manage to give emotion to the inherent melodrama.
Maltin**1/2: "Ambitious and complex period piece, exquisitely realized but emotionally off-putting at times. Cotillard is convincing, even when speaking in Polish."