The Magic Flute (1975)

Genres - Musical, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Film-Opera, Musical Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy  |   Run Time - 134 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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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.

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daughter, good-vs-evil, kidnapping, magic, opera, performer, queen [royalty], rescue, royalty, sorcerer, Sweden

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values