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Few films have had as large a cultural impact as Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet). Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.
Great film that has never been outdone. Thought provoking and beautiful.Published 14 months ago by Freddy
The Seventh Seal is one of the few movies that can be labelled: a Masterpiece. All its components fuse into a homgeneous whole. It does not date and remains visually vivid. Read morePublished on June 27 2011 by Claude Aubanel