The Magician (Ansiktet)

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Film Info
Original Title:Ansiktet
Program:The Bergman Century
Retrospective
Tags:Comedy
Drama
Comedy Drama
Release Year:1958
Runtime:101 min
Country/Region:Sweden
Language:Swedish
Print Source:Janus Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/248053963
Cast/Crew
Director:Ingmar Bergman
Producer:Allan Ekelund
Cinematographer:Gunnar Fischer
Screenwriter:Ingmar Bergman
Editor:Oscar Rosander
Composer:Erik Nordgren
Principal Cast:Max von Sydow
Ingrid Thulin
Gunnar Björnstrand
Naima Wifstrand

Description

Ingmar Bergman's The Magician (Ansiktet) is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema’s premier illusionists. Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test in Stockholm by the cruel, eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Vergérus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits that’s both frightening and funny, shot in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white.


The Bergman Century

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