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The Magician


Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson View All


Ingmar Bergman (Director), Ingmar Bergman (Writer) View All

Released: Dec. 26th, 1958
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
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...
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