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The Magician (1958 film)

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Genre  Comedy, Drama
Screenplay  Ingmar Bergman
Writer  Ingmar Bergman
Language  Swedish
7.8/10 IMDb

Director  Ingmar Bergman
Music director  Erik Nordgren
Country  Sweden
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Release date  26 December 1958
Initial release  December 26, 1958 (Sweden)
Cast  Max von Sydow (Albert Emanuel Vogler), Gunnar Björnstrand (Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health), Ingrid Thulin (Manda Vogler (alias Mr. Aman)), Bibi Andersson (Sara Lindqvist), Erland Josephson (Consul Egerman), Naima Wifstrand (Granny Vogler)
Similar movies  The Last Witch Hunter, Jupiter Ascending, Frozen, Knock Knock, Pitch Perfect 2, Fish Tank

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The Magician is a 1958 film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Its original Swedish title is Ansiktet, which means "The Face", and it was released theatrically as The Face in the United Kingdom, although video releases have used the U.S. title.


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The film stars Max von Sydow as a traveling magician named Albert Vogler. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the leading townspeople request that Vogler's troupe provide them a sample of their act, before allowing them public audiences. The scientifically minded disbelievers try to expose them as charlatans, but Vogler has a few tricks up his sleeve.

The Magician (1958 film) movie scenes

The film was distantly inspired by G. K. Chesterton's play Magic, which Bergman numbered among his favourites. Bergman staged a theatre production of "Magic" in Swedish at one point. The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 31st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

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  • Max von Sydow – Albert Emanuel Vogler
  • Ingrid Thulin – Manda Vogler (alias Mr. Aman)
  • Gunnar Björnstrand – Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health
  • Naima Wifstrand – Granny Vogler
  • Bengt Ekerot – Johan Spegel
  • Bibi Andersson – Sara
  • Birgitta Pettersson - Sanna
  • Gertrud Fridh – Ottilia Egerman
  • Lars Ekborg – Simson, the coach driver
  • Toivo Pawlo – Police Superintendent Starbeck
  • Erland Josephson – Consul Egerman
  • Åke Fridell – Tubal
  • Sif Ruud – Sofia Garp
  • Oscar Ljung – Antonsson, burly stableman
  • Ulla Sjöblom – Henrietta Starbeck
  • Axel Düberg – Rustan, young manservant
  • Reception

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    The Magician has a unanimous approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Don Druker of the Chicago Reader called it "one of Bergman's most tightly structured and frightening films."

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    Woody Allen selected The Magician as one of the five Bergman films that he would most recommend to those unfamiliar with the filmmaker.

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