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The Seventh Seal (1957)

Episode #20

Janus Films released The Seventh Seal on February 16, 1957. Ingmar Bergman directed the film starring Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, and Bengt Ekerot.

‘The Seventh Seal’ Criterion Summary

The Seventh Seal (1957)Returning exhausted from the Crusades to find medieval Sweden gripped by the Plague, a knight (Max von Sydow) suddenly comes face-to-face with the hooded figure of Death, and challenges him to a game of chess. As the fateful game progresses, and the knight and his squire encounter a gallery of outcasts from a society in despair, Bergman mounts a profound inquiry into the nature of faith and the torment of mortality. One of the most influential films of its time, The Seventh Seal is a stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning and a work of stark visual poetry.

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Janus Films released The Seventh Seal on February 16, 1957. Ingmar Bergman directed the film starring Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, and Bengt Ekerot.

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Eddie
4 years ago

Where can I see Shane’s top 10 of the decade? Surprised you all didn’t have a podcast. Patrick, you should check out Army of Shadows sometime, it’s great. Pretty sure Shane has picked Subway as a film that should be criterion before. Guess it’s hard to come up with a new film everytime you do the podcast. Pelle the conqueror is streaming on kanopy btw.

Eddie
4 years ago

Thanks. Here are mine(in no order)

Starlet(from director of Tangerine)
Under the Skin
Roma
Arrival
The Lobster
Nightcrawler
Son of Saul
Ex Machina
Birdman
Leave No Trace

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