The Magician

The Magician

  • NR
  • 1958
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 7.7  (9,062)
  • 86

This Swedish film was written and directed by the legendary Ingmar Bergman. It is the story of a mysterious magician, Albert Vogler, and his travelling show. Rumors swirled that strange occurrences were common at Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater, as it was called. The local authorities, determined to prove that it is all a hoax, demand a demonstration. The magician is all too eager to comply. Max von Sydow portrays the crafty Vogler on many different levels with sincere emotion and dark humor. The film was loosely based on a popular play called Magic. Bergman also directed a Swedish version of the play.

The Magician
Description
This Swedish film was written and directed by the legendary Ingmar Bergman. It is the story of a mysterious magician, Albert Vogler, and his travelling show. Rumors swirled that strange occurrences were common at Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater, as it was called. The local authorities, determined to prove that it is all a hoax, demand a demonstration. The magician is all too eager to comply. Max von Sydow portrays the crafty Vogler on many different levels with sincere emotion and dark humor. The film was loosely based on a popular play called Magic. Bergman also directed a Swedish version of the play.

The Magician is a 1958 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 86.

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  • Release Date
    1958
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (9,062)
  • Metascore
    86