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The Seventh Seal


Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe View All


Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay), Ingmar Bergman (Director) View All

Release: Feb. 16th, 1957
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.
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The movie didnt really give a groundbreaking view on this, Death said he knew nothing so Bergman didnt really give that much philosophy in my opinion.
The Seventh Seal is a triumph of cinematic formalism, and the heart of its power lies in its startling (even after decades of parodies) imagery and the dark poetry of its visuals..
Bergman performs an admirable balancing act between his childhood dedication to a God-guided world and his emerging beliefs in a one-strike-and-you're-out reality..


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