“The Fair of Illusions”: cast, plot and trailer

A noir by Guillermo Del Toro, with Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett

The Fair of Illusions – Nightmare Alley Credit: © Searchlight Pictures Italia

January 4, 2024 at 10:52 am

An evening for fans of the noir genre with the film “The fair of illusions” Of Guillermo Del Toro based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham. Set in the 1940s, in the heart of the American Midwest, it tells the story of a young carnie (Bradley Cooper), ambitious and great manipulator, who attends a psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who turns out to be even more dangerous than him. Molly also works at the amusement park (Rooney Mara), the chief barker Clem (Willem Dafoe) e Ron Perlman as Bruno the Strongman. Richard Jenkins he is part of the high society audience as the wealthy industrialist Ezra Grindle. But «Sometimes you don’t see the bottom until you hit it»…



  • Genre: Crime
  • Original title: Nightmare Alley
  • Release: 2021
  • Duration: 150′
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Attori: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, David Strathaim


We are in the 1940s, in the heart of the American Midwest: Stanton Carlisle, a dubious and charismatic evildoer, takes a job at a traveling amusement park where he will learn tricks to simulate mind reading. The man surpasses his masters in skill and begins to ensnare big fish in his fraudulent system.

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