Max Von Sydow as Albert Emanuel Vogler; Bibi Andersson as Sara; Erland Josephson as Consul Egerman; Gunnar Bjornstrand as Dr. Vergerus; Ingrid Thulin as Manda Vogler; Ake Fridell as Tubal; Bengt Ekerot as Johan Spegel; Naima Wifstrand as Granny Vogler; Gertrud Fridh as Ottilia Egerman; Axel Duberg as Rustan; Sif Ruud as Sofia Garp; Oscar Ljung as Antonsson; Lars Ekborg as Simson; Toivo Pawlo as Police Superintendant Starbeck; Ulla Sjï¿½blom as Henrietta Starbeck
NR (Not Rated)
Ingmar Bergmanï¿½s The Magician (Ansiktet) is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinemaï¿½s 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. Vergï¿½rus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits thatï¿½s both frightening and funny, shot in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white.