The Magnetist’s Fifth Winter (Magnetisörens femte vinter) 25 years old

A mysterious stranger, Meisner, arrives in a northern Swedish town in 1820, calling himself a magnetist - an amalgam of hypnotist and healer - and claiming he can cure diseases un-treatable by doctors. Ignoring the objections of his colleagues, Dr. Selander allows Meisner to cure his blind daughter, Maria, who not only regains her sight, but also falls in love with the charismatic magnetist. Dark secrets and repressed memories start to emerge, amidst the love between father and daughter, man and woman.


The Magnetist’s Fifth Winter Cast

Name Character
Eva Röse She was 25, now 50 years old as Sofie
Stina Ekblad She was 45, now 70 years old as Housekeeper
Rolf Lassgård He was 43, now 69 years old as Selander
Börje Ahlstedt He was 60, now 85 years old as Apotekaren
Erland Josephson He was 75, 88 years old when he died as Mr. Hofverberg
Björn Granath He was 52, 70 years old when he died as Aspelin
Johanna Sällström She was 24, 32 years old when she died as Maria
Ole Lemmeke He was 40, now 65 years old as Friedrich Meisner
Carina Jingrot She was 34, now 59 years old
Robert Skjærstad He was 32, now 58 years old as Vävaren
Gard B. Eidsvold He was 32, now 58 years old as Dr. Stenius
Bergljót Arnadóttir He was 49, now 74 years old as Helena Bolin
Måns Westfelt He was 70, 86 years old when he died as Mr. Krüger

The Magnetist’s Fifth Winter Crew

Name Department
Hans-Erik Philip as Music. He was 56 (now 81) years old Sound
Per Olov Enquist as Novel. He was 64 (now 89) years old Writing
Jonas Cornell as Writer. He was 60 (now 85) years old Writing
Dirk Brüel as Director of Photography. He was 56 (now 81) years old Camera
Ghita Beckendorff as Editor. She was 42 (now 67) years old Editing
The Magnetist’s Fifth Winter poster
The Magnetist’s Fifth Winter (25 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, March 04, 1999
  • Runtime: 123 minutes