The Seventh Seal (1957)


The Seventh Seal Poster
Original Title: Det sjunde inseglet
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Runtime: 96 Minutes    (1 Hours : 36 Minutes)
Release Date: 13 Oct 1958 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
Swedish, Latin
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Ingmar Bergman
Writer: 
Ingmar Bergman, Ingmar Bergman
Stars: 
Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe  »




Description

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.




Plot

A Knight and his squire are home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life. The Knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused. Written by John Vogel




Tagline

A film of visual scope, of imaginative concept, of powerful content, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, twice honored by the Interational Jury at the Cannes Film Festival 1956,1957





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Riddaren och döden (Sweden)
    The Seventh Seal (World-wide, English title)
    The Seventh Seal (United States)
    The Seventh Seal (Canada, English title)
    The Seventh Seal (United Kingdom)

  • Company

    Svensk Filmindustri (SF)

  • Country

    Sweden

  • Certification

    Argentina:16
    Australia:PG
    Brazil:12
    Finland:K-16
    France:Tous publics
    Iceland:12
    Indonesia:17+
    Ireland:PG
    Italy:VM16
    Italy:T (video rating)
    Italy:VM14
    Mexico:B
    New Zealand:R16
    Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade)
    Russia:16+
    Singapore:PG
    South Africa:PG
    South Korea:15
    South Korea:12
    Spain:13
    Sweden:15
    Sweden:11
    United Kingdom:X
    United Kingdom:PG (video)
    United States:Not Rated
    United States:TV-PG (TV rating)
    West Germany:16

  • Location

    Hovs Hallar - Naturreservat
    Skåne län
    Sweden





  • Details (Financial)

  • Budget

    $150,000





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.37 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    7 wins & 2 nominations.