The Seventh Seal (1957)

The Seventh Seal (1957)

The Seventh Seal (1957)
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Storyline

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.

Cast

Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Gill, Maud Hansson, Inga Landgré, Gunnel Lindblom, Bertil Anderberg, Anders Ek, Åke Fridell, Gunnar Olsson, Erik Strandmark

Details

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writers: Ingmar Bergman (play), Ingmar Bergman (screenplay)
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Certificate: Not Rated
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish, Latin
Release Date: 13 October 1958 (USA)
Also Known As: The Seventh Seal
Runtime: 96 min
Sound Mix: Mono
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1


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