The Magician (1958)

Original Title: Ansiktet

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Genres
Drama, Made in Europe, Comedy
Runtime
1h 40min

Cast

Max von Sydow
Albert Emanuel Vogler
Gunnar Björnstrand
Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health
Ingrid Thulin
Manda Vogler
Bibi Andersson
Sara Lindqvist
Erland Josephson
Consul Egerman
Naima Wifstrand
Granny Vogler
Bengt Ekerot
Johan Spegel
Lars Ekborg
Simson, the coach driver

Synopsis

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.

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