Programme 2018

The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet)

Director: Ingmar Bergman

fiction

Section: MAMI Tribute

Country: Sweden | Year: 1957

Language(s): Swedish | Time: 96 mins

Synopsis

When Antonius Block, a disillusioned Swedish knight, returns home from the Crusades, he finds his country, Denmark, ravaged by the plague. Block challenges Death for a chess match, hoping he can forestall his ultimate fate as long as the game continues. Tormented by the belief that God doesn’t exist, the knight sets oon ajourney, becoming determined to commit a final redemptive act as long as he is alive.