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The Magician (Ansiktet) UK Dvd (1958)
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    Single Disc [2001]

  • Format: Black & White, PAL
  • Language: Swedish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG

  • Studio: Tartan Video
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Sep 2001
  • Run Time: 100 minutes

    Bergman's brilliant attack on modern rationality and cynicism - PAUL PAGE

1958, 100 MINS, BW, SWEDEN

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman
  • Writer: Ingmar Bergman
  • Release Date: 27 August 1959 (USA)


  • Max von Sydow ... Albert Emanuel Vogler
  • Ingrid Thulin ... Manda Vogler (alias Mr. Aman)
  • Gunnar Björnstrand ... Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health
  • Naima Wifstrand ... Granny Vogler
  • Bengt Ekerot ... Johan Spegel
  • Bibi Andersson ... Sara
  • Gertrud Fridh ... Ottilia Egerman
  • Lars Ekborg ... Simson, the coach driver
  • Toivo Pawlo ... Police Superintendant Starbeck
  • Erland Josephson ... Consul Egerman
  • Åke Fridell ... Tubal
  • Sif Ruud ... Sofia Garp
  • Oscar Ljung ... Antonsson, burly stableman
  • Ulla Sjöblom ... Henrietta Starbeck
  • Axel Düberg ... Rustan, young manservant

    (Svensk Filmindustri (SF))

This deeply startling work is a thinking man's horror film and a symbolic self-portrait by one of the cinema's great directors. Max Von Sydow, doubting knight of The Seventh Seal, here leads Bergman's brilliant attack on modern rationality and cynicism.

Hypnotist and magician Dr. Vogler heads a troupe of travelling players, which includes his wife Manda (Ingrid Thulin) dressed as a male assistant. They are examined and humiliated by Dr. Vergerus (Gunnar Bjornstrand), a cynical medical officer. During a performance convened for the medical officer and his committee, Volger exerts his revenge. When the tables are turned again, the magician perpetrates an incredible illusion on the unbelieving doctor, but is now trapped within his own mystery.


Official UK release.

Dvd Features:

    ~ Main Language: Swedish
    ~ Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital
    ~ Sub Titles: English
    ~ Disc Format: DVD 5
    ~ Star And Director Filmographies
    ~ Scene Selection
    ~ Film Notes
    ~ The Bergman Collection Trailer

Condition: Used.

Price: £49.99 (UK Sterling) (UK / Europe / Australia Postage Inclusive)

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