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The Magician of Lublin

The Magician of Lublin

The Magician of Lublin is a 1979 drama film co-written and directed by Menahem Golan based on The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The film's title song was performed by Kate Bush.

Plot

Yasha Mazur (Alan Arkin) is a turn-of-the-20th-century Jewish stage magician, womaniser, conman, and mystic. His great ambition is to figure out how to fly – an ambition he eventually achieves but not as a magic trick. He tours the western reaches of the old Russian Empire.