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The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)
Comedy, Romance, Musical
A longtime pet project of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute was finally brought to the screen in 1973. While the opera itself is offered in a highly stylized and theatrical fashion, the fluidity of the camerawork turns the affair into a purely cinematic experience. Sung in Swedish, the libretto remains as ever a gentle parody of the initiation ceremonies of the Masons, offered as an other-worldly fantasy involving a kidnapped princess (Irma Urrila), a vengeful Queen of the Night (Birgit Nordin), and a carefree wanderer who periodically plays the titular flute.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rated G .
Cast: Ingmar Bergman, Ulrik Cold, Jerker Arvidson, Gosta Backelin, Britt-Marie Aruhn
Produced by: Mans Reutersward
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Written by: Ingmar Bergman
Running time: 2hr 25min
Opens: Nov 11, 1975
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