The Magician (Ansiktet), directed by Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Fanny and Alexander), is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema's premier illusionists. Max von Sydow (The Virgin Spring, The Exorcist) stars as Dr. Vogler, a mid-nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test by a small town's cruel, eminently rational minister of health, Dr. Vergerus (Wild Strawberries' Gunnar Bjornstrand). The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits that's both frightening and funny, shot in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white.
Presented in Black & White, Brief 1967 Video Interview With Director Ingmar Bergman About The Film, Rare English-language Audio Interview With Bergman, A New Essay By Critic Geoff Andrew, And An Excerpt From Bergman's Autobiography Images: My Life in Film.
Subtitles: English, A Booklet Featuring Excerpts From A 1990 Tribute To The Film By Assayas.
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|Studio Name:||Image Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||10/12/2010|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||101 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.34|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|