This film is considered a major classic of world cinema. It helped Bergman to establish himself as a world-renowned director and contains scenes which have become iconic through parodies and homage. Set in Sweden during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death, who has come to take 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.
The Seventh Seal
Time16:00 ON AIR
- Director | Ingmar Bergman
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- Cast | Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe
- Awards | Jury Special Prize & nominated for Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival