The Magic Flute | 1975

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

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Main Plot

The Magic Flute, directed by Ingmar Bergman, is a film adaptation of Mozart's opera. It follows the journey of a prince who must rescue a princess from an evil sorcerer, with the help of a magical flute and a loyal bird catcher.


  • Ulrik Cold is a mysterious advisor who helps guide the protagonist through a series of trials and challenges.
  • Papageno, a bird catcher, accompanies the protagonist on his quest and provides comic relief throughout the opera.
  • Irma Urrila is a supporting character in The Magic Flute, serving as a loyal friend and advisor to the protagonist.


In Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of The Magic Flute, the story concludes with the triumph of love and wisdom over darkness and ignorance. Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina, guided by the magic flute and the bird catcher Papageno, undergo trials and tribulations to prove their worthiness. Eventually, they overcome the challenges set by the Queen of the Night and Sarastro, the high priest. The opera ends with a joyful celebration, uniting the characters in harmony and enlightenment, emphasizing the power of love, music, and the pursuit of truth.

Ingmar Bergman