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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Max Von Sydow
Gunnar Bjornstrand
Nils Poppe
Bibi Andersson
Bengt Ekerot
Directors
Ingmar Bergman
Screenwriters
Ingmar Bergman
Running Time
96 minutes

The Seventh Seal
For all its medieval setting, Ingmar Bergman's genius creation asks the quintessential questions facing post-War humanity in the late 20th century


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The Seventh Seal

Plot
Crusader knight Antonius Blok returns to 14th-century Sweden with his squire, Jöns, seeking a purpose to assuage his religious doubt and finds it in challenging Death to a game of chess so that travelling players Jof and his wife, Mia, can escape from the ravages of the Plague.


Verdict
Dark but beautiful.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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