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Film Programs
Ingmar Bergman Centennial
The Magician

August 18 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium

Introduced by Peter Rollberg

In the mid-nineteenth century, mute mesmerist Albert Vogler (Max von Sydow), on the road with his Dr. Vogler’s Magnetic Health Theatre troupe, is detained at Consul Erland Josephson’s home. After a performance Vogler is subjected to a grueling probe from rationalist doctor Gunnar Björnstrand. With its O. Henry-like surprise ending, The Magician is both a tale of suspense and a metaphor for the artist’s plight. (1958, 35mm, subtitles, 101 minutes)

courtesy the Ingmar Bergman Foundation

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