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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Ingmar Bergman

  • Starring

    Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow

  • Run Time

    96 mins

  • Release Year

    1957

  • Country of Origin

    Sweden

  • Certificate

    PG

  • Language

    Swedish, Latin

  • Director of Photography: Gunnar Fischer

  • Editor: Lennart Wallén

  • Produced by: Allan Ekelund

  • Music: Erik Nordgren

  • Screenplay by: Ingmar Bergman

  • Production Designer: P.A. Lundgren

  • Sound Production: Lennart Wallin, Aaby Wedin

The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet)

Part of the European Classics Strand

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Ingmar Bergman’s acclaimed masterpiece is a powerful medieval morality play that centres on a meeting between Antonius Block (Max von Sydow), a knight returning from the Crusades, and Death (Bengt Ekerot, white faced and dressed entirely in black). They meet on a stark beach, where Antonius tricks Death into playing a game of chess. Within the film’s famously long takes and gravitas, there are also moments of playful lustiness and even humour. A haunting, philosophical film – artistic cinema at its very best. 



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