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THE SEVENTH SEAL
Cannes Classics - Restored Prints

DET SJUNDE INSEGLET

(THE SEVENTH SEAL)

Directed by : Ingmar BERGMAN

Year of production : 1957 Country : SWEDEN Length : 96 minutes

Synopsis

A knight, Antonius Block, and his squire Jöns return disillusioned from the Crusades to the hysteria of plague-infested fourteenth-century Sweden. On the shore Block encounters Death and, in one of the most effective reverse-angle exchanges ever filmed, challenges him to a game of chess, playing for time to perform one significant act in life.
What is timeless about this existential passion play is the humanity of its characters, who seem to shun allegory like a kind of narrative death: Block, whom the Crusades took away from the real-the only proof of God – to the abstract, and torment; Jöns, cynical sensualist who articulates the void; Death himself, a picture of inconclusiveness; and the dreamer Jof and his wild-strawberry wife, actors traveling into light.

Credits

Ingmar BERGMAN - Script / Dialogue

Ingmar BERGMAN - Director

Gunnar FISCHER - Director of Photography

Lennart WALLEN - Film Editor

P.A. LUNDGREN - Set decorator

Erik NORDGREN - Music

Casting

Max VON SYDOW - Antonius Block

Gunnar BJORNSTRAND - Jöns

Nils POPPE - Jof

Bibi ANDERSSON - Mia

Bengt EKEROT - Death

THE SEVENTH SEAL

Contacts

Production

AB SVENSK FILM INDUSTRI -

Distribution

CARLOTTA FILMS - T: +331 44 96 15 05 - http://www.carlottavod.com/ - vincentpb@aol.com

International sales

Cannes Classics Released on Ingmar BERGMAN

DET SJUNDE INSEGLET

A knight, Antonius Block, and his squire Jöns return disillusioned from the Crusades to the hysteria of plague-infested fourteenth-century Sweden. On...
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