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Duplicitous Minds - Robert Rippberger (Toronto, Canada)

This film is a crime thriller/drama about the mysterious world of magic, a journey of hypnotism, heists, illusions and fun with many thrilling twists and turns. The entire film is structured like a long form magic trick with hidden clues, symbols and meanings. The theme of the movie is the choice between love (The Queen of Hearts) and power (The Ace). The dichotomy of one man’s lust for power (Ace of Spades) and one man’s loyalty to love (Queen of Hearts) propels our lead into a labyrinth of traversing a heart torn in two. It's a battle between traditional magic vs digital magic as a Magician and the Artist (a crooked businessman) team up for a heist that turns into a magic trick and an illusion onto itself. 2022; 18 min. 

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Robert Rippberger
  • Screenwriter
    Catalina Yue
  • Producer
    Catalina Yue
  • Executive Producer
    Sari Colt
  • Co-Producer
    Matthew Palumbo
  • Filmmaker
    Robert Rippberger
  • Cast
    Matthew Palumbo, Catalina Yue,Rob LaColla Jr., Arap Bethke, Jason Fay, Chris Wadhams
  • Cinematographer
    Sean Emer
  • Editor
    Joe Yoav Arden