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The Seventh Seal

TIFF.17

The Seventh Seal TIFF.17

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekeroth, Max von Sydow
Duration: 100 min.
Country: Sweden
Year: 1957

The knight Antonius Block has returned to Sweden after a crusade. Despite having fought for Christianity he doubts the existence of God. Why doesn't He give a sign? Antonius sees suffering and hardship all around him, as the plague is wasting the country and many people try to avoid it by fanatical relicious practices. It does not help: Death has no respect for the will a man. Suddenly, Antonius finds himself face-to-face with Death. He suceeds in winning a respite, as he challenges Death to a game of chess...

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