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The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) (1975)




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In this film, Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is brought to the screen. 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, a vengeful Queen of the Night, and a carefree wanderer.
Art House & International , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television , Romance
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Ulrik Cold
as Sarastro
Erik Saeden
as Talaren
Birgit Nordin
as Nattens Drottning
Irma Urrila
as Pamina
Håkan Hagegård
as Papageno
Britt-Marie Aruhn
as First lady
Kirsten Vaupel
as Second Lady
Birgitta Smiding
as Third Lady
Ragnar Ulfung
as Monostatos
Ulf Johansson
as Second priest
Gösta Prüzelius
as First Priest
Erland von Heijne
as Third Boy
Ansgar Krook
as Second Boy
Urban Malmberg
as First Boy
Jane Darling
as Tärna
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Critic Reviews for The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Using the opera's timeless whimsy and inventiveness, the movie replicates a performance on the stage that is so good that it almost makes you forget the participants' ABBA-like hairstyles.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Ingmar Bergman's mounting of the Mozart masterpiece is appealingly conventional.

Full Review… | August 1, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An absolutely dazzling film entertainment, so full of beauty, intelligence, wit, and fun that it becomes a testimonial not only to man's possibilities but also to his high spirits.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

What Bergman does is to convey the actual magic of theater at its best.

Full Review… | May 20, 2009
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's as pleasing to look at as hear.

Full Review… | February 15, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A particular delight for opera fans, though colorfully engaging to everyone.

July 31, 2004
Nick's Flick Picks

Audience Reviews for The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)

My first actual full Opera experience. I think I want to see more. I was surprised at the comedy in the Opera. That's just my own ignorance. Lots of fun. I'll watch this again someday with my children.

Brendan Rowlands
Brendan Rowlands

Characteristically intimate and whimsical, as a Bergman film, but the opera doesn't gain much appeal by translation to a two-dimensional medium.

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Everyone else is mental! Giving this film such high ratings. I am a fan of Mozart and I have a high tolerance for lengthy foreign films and musicals, bu this was near unbearable. I usual enjoy the songs from this opera, but they are now banned for a year, because of the bad memories from this film. It's so long and for some reason the camera pans to members of the audience for the first four minutes of the film. And throughout the opera at random points the camera pans to some little girl in the audience watching the opera. I mean WTF?? I thought I was watching the opera. DO NOT RENT THIS FILM!! IT"S SO BORING!

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

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