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by Ingmar Bergman


A Knight and his squire are home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life. The Knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused.

international title: The Seventh Seal
original title: Det sjunde inseglet
country: Sweden
year: 1957
genre: fiction
directed by: Ingmar Bergman
film run: 96'
release date: SE 16/02/1957, FR 15/05/1957, DE 24/08/1957, UK 08/1957, FI 26/09/1958, BE 24/10/1958, PL 1959, GR 02/01/1960, IT 13/01/1960, DK 29/01/1960, ES 20/03/1961, PT 23/10/1963, DD 10/08/1971, TR 29/09/1978, CZ 01/05/2004, UA 28/10/2018
screenplay: Ingmar Bergman
cast: Max Von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot
cinematography by: Gunnar Fischer
film editing: Lennart Wallén
art director: P.A. Lundgren
costumes designer: Manne Lindholm
producer: Allan Ekelund

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