The Seventh Seal
The Seventh Seal ★★★★ Det Sjunde Inseglet 1956
As the plague sweeps through Europe a weary knight convinces “death” to play one game of chess with him. If the knight wins, he and his wife will be spared. The game leads to a discussion of religion and the existence of God. Considered by some Bergman's masterpiece. Von Sydow is stunning as the knight. In Swedish with English subtitles. 96m/B VHS, DVD . SW Gunnar Bjornstrand, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Gunnel Lindblom; D: Ingmar Bergman; W: Ingmar Bergman; C: Gunnar Fischer; M: Erik Nordgren. Cannes '57: Grand Jury Prize.