The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet)

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(out of 5)


Visually stunning meditation on life and death by Ingmar Bergman. is excellent as a medieval knight travelling through the world in order to escape Death, portrayed as a hooded figure with a giant scythe (an image that has become a standard part of pop culture ever since). Unfortunately, Death keeps catching up and challenging him to a game of chess; it’s not what it sounds like. The images are unforgettable.


Svensk Filmindustri

Sweden1957

Directed by

Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman, based on his play Tramalning

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1957

The Criterion Collection


Cannes Film Festival Award
Jury Special Prize (tie)


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