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The Seventh Seal

He cries out to God, he cries out, but no one comes out of the darkness
A knight returning to Sweden after the Crusades seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
Knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns to Sweden, after having fought in the crusades, only to find misery, plague, fanatical religious practices and Death - with whom he has a long game of chess. If he wins, he lives, if not, he'll allow Death to claim him. During tha game they find themsleves in spirited discussion about the God and the relegion. The Seventh Seal is one of the most influential European art movies and it won a multitude of awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.
Original title
Det sjunde inseglet
English title
The Seventh Seal
Year
1957
Country
Language
SV, LA
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
97 min
Age rating
15+
Directed by
Written by
Edited by
Cinematography
Music by
Erik Nordgren

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Awards

Cannes IFF
Special Jury Prize
1957

Media reception

Empire Magazine
"Dark but beautiful."
Times (UK)
"Ingmar Bergman's black and white masterpiece The Seventh Seal has matured like a great wine over 50 years."

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