Endlessly imitated and parodied, Ingmar Bergman's landmark art movie The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) retains its ability to hold an audience spellbound. Bergman regular Max von Sydow stars as a... read more
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Release Date: February 16, 1957
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October 21, 2008
Ingmar Bergman , 1918 - 2007
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One cannot deny the unsettling and polarizing power of this Ingmar Bergman classic. The haunting visuals alone are enough to send chills through one's spine, not to mention the weighty subject matter. The stoic knight's chess match with death will surely be the most memorable seq...
August 3, 2012
The Seventh Seal it's the dark representation of a falling country in a terrible time. Which death is the metaphor for all.
July 30, 2012
Have you ever talked with someone who makes it clear he or she has a point to make, but instead rambles on and on endlessly and only once or twice makes a brief remark relevant to his or her point? If there's a film that represents that person, it's THE SEVENTH SEAL. The pictur...
June 15, 2012
What's it all about, Alfie? In a life with pain and torment and Death (yes, that one certain voice in an uncertain existence, yes) everywhere, what is the point? An honest, if obvious, speculation artfully considered, entertained, by the Swedish grandmaster. Every time I see i...
February 20, 2012
Merely calling The Seventh Seal a classic film just doesn't do it any justice. The film is a masterpiece - one that is thought-provoking and hauntingly beautiful. The simple tale of a man who plays chess with death in search of answers regarding religion, humanity and the uncerta...
September 22, 2011
So who would have thought that Death enjoys playing chess? In all seriousness though, this truly is an excellent film that lives up to all of the praise it gets.
The story concerns a Swedish knight who returns home after years of fighting in crusades to a land ravaged by the Pla...
September 21, 2011
Being considered as one of the greatest movies ever, I'd wished to watch it since long but not overtly curious. And finally I gave it a chance.
Penned intelligently, the parody does its trick and the performances add to its strength. The acting is par excellence but what impress...
September 15, 2011
A knight returning from the Crusades plays chess with Death in a countryside stricken with the plague. Great gloomy masterpiece that bludgeons you on the head with the message "you're going to die... no one can save you... and it's going to be HORRIBLE."
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The Seventh Seal explores a discontented and weak faith, a pursuit for the absolute truth, and a proposal for Death. Intellectually grand. Emotionally gripping. Spiritually stimulating. An existentialist work by Ingmar Bergman that is bound to intimidate faith and the concept of ...
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