The Seventh Seal

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The Seventh Seal

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The Seventh Seal

Release Date: February 16, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «The story of a challenge to death.»
Genres    :   Fantasy, Drama
Production Companies    :   SF Studios
Director    :   Ingmar Bergman
Producers    :   Allan Ekelund, Carl-Henry Cagarp
Writers    :   Ingmar Bergman
RunTime    :   96 mins.

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

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