The Magician

Ansiktet, feature film, Sweden, 1958

DIRECTED BY: Ingmar Bergman

The Magician

CAST:
Max von Sydow (Albert Emanuel Vogler),
Ingrid Thulin (Manda Vogler),
Gunnar Björnstrand (Dr. Vergerus),
Naima Wifstrand (baka Vogler),
Bengt Ekerot (Johan Spegel),
Bibi Andersson (Sara Lindqvist)

SCRIPT:
Ingmar Bergman

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Gunnar Fischer

MUSIC:
Erik Nordgren

EDITING:
Oscar Rosander

Synopsis:
Mysterious Albert Vogler, a magician and spiritualist, and his troupe, Vogler's Magnetic Health Theatre, arrive in a small town to make a spectacular show. However, the prominent members of the town council – a sceptical doctor and chief of police – ask that Vogler first performs in front of them, intending to prove that his magic is a fraud. But Vogler and his troupe seem to be too clever for the noble pair (of positivists) who believes only in what has been scientifically proved…

b/w, 101'

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