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The Magician (1958)

NR 08/27/1959 (US) Drama 1h 41m


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.

  1. Ingmar Bergman

    Director, Writer

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  1. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow

    Albert Emanuel Vogler

  2. Gunnar Björnstrand

    Gunnar Björnstrand

    Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health

  3. Ingrid Thulin

    Ingrid Thulin

    Manda Vogler

  4. Bibi Andersson

    Bibi Andersson

    Sara Lindqvist

  5. Erland Josephson

    Erland Josephson

    Consul Egerman

  6. Naima Wifstrand

    Naima Wifstrand

    Granny Vogler

  7. Bengt Ekerot

    Bengt Ekerot

    Johan Spegel

  8. Lars Ekborg

    Lars Ekborg

    Simson, the coach driver

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The Magician
The Magician

Original Title Ansiktet

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Original Language Swedish

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