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Much better known in the U.S. as The Magician, this award-winning, surreal, evocative drama stars Max von Sydow as the title character and features several of Sweden's top performers. Set in the 1840s in Stockholm, the mystery and enigma of life and death itself are embodied in Vogler, the magician who runs "Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater." When his traveling show arrives in town, the police commissioner, a doctor, and a civil servant are intent on putting his supernatural powers to the test. As the pendulum swings between fearful images and moments of comic relief, the mysterious Mr. Vogler defies analysis. In 1959, Ansiktet was given the "Best Film" prize at the British Academy Awards, the "Best Foreign Film" prize at the New York Film Critics Awards, and two prizes at the Venice Film Festival. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Ingmar Bergman Special Jury Prize 1959 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ingmar Bergman Best British Film 1959 Nominee

Cast

Max von Sydow
as Albert Emanuel Vogler
Ingrid Thulin
as Manda Aman Vogler
Naima Wifstrand
as Grandmother
Bengt Ekerot
as Johan Spegel
Bibi Andersson
as Sara Lindquist
Gertrud Fridh
as Ottilia Egerman
Toivo Pawlo
as Chief Superintendent Starbeck
Erland Josephson
as Consul Abraham Egerman
Sif Ruud
as Sofia Garp
Oscar Ljung
as Antonsson
Axel Duberg
as Rustan
Birgitta Pettersson
as Sanna
Gunnar Björnstrand
as Councillor Vergerus
Tor Borong
as Customs officer
Lars Ekborg
as Simson

Crew

Ingmar Bergman
Director
Allan Ekelund
Producer
Ingmar Bergman
Screenwriter
Oscar Rosander
Editor
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