The Magician 1958

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The Magician ★★★ 1958

A master magician in 19th century Sweden (von Sydow) wreaks ill in this darkly comical, supernatural parable. Dark, well photographed early Bergman effort. In Swedish with English subtitles. 101m/B VHS . SW Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bibi Andersson, Naima Wifstrand; D: Ingmar Bergman; W: Ingmar Bergman. Venice Film Fest. ‘59: Special Jury Prize.