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Rated G · 145 minutes · 1975

Comedy, Musical, Romance

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

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Ingmar Bergman
Producer: Mans Reutersward
Cast: Britt-Marie Aruhn, Jerker Arvidson, Gosta Backelin, Ingmar Bergman, Ulrik Cold, Jane Darling, Elisabeth Erikson, Sixten Fark and Helene Friberg

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