The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)
The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) (1975)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 11, 1975
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

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If filmed opera seems a contradiction -- no more than an excuse to immortalize a performance -- this production is the exception to the rule.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's as pleasing to look at as hear.

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Ted Prigge

This film is stunning to look at, with wonderful sets, interesting costumes, and yet another work of gorgeous cinematography by Bergman fave, Sven Nykvist.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

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

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vieras esine
The opera works surprisingly well in Swedish, and, of course, Bergman's adaptation of this wonderful piece is one of a kind.
Marion Ravenwood
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… More