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The Seventh Seal ()

Det sjunde inseglet (original title)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

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Jöns, squire
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Death
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Jof / Joseph
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Antonius Block
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Mia / Mary - Jof's wife
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Lisa, blacksmith's wife
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Witch
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Karin, Block's Wife
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Girl
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Raval
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The Monk
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Blacksmith Plog
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Albertus Pictor, Church Painter
Erik Strandmark ...
Jonas Skat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siv Aleros ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Sten Ardenstam ...
Knight (uncredited)
Harry Asklund ...
The landlord (uncredited)
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Merchant at the inn (uncredited)
Catherine Berg ...
Young woman kneeling for the flagellants (uncredited)
Lena Bergman ...
Young woman kneeling for the flagellants (uncredited)
Tor Borong ...
Farmer at the inn (uncredited)
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Woman at inn (uncredited)
Bengt Gillberg ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Lars Granberg ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Gunlög Hagberg ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Gun Hammargren ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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Knight Commander (uncredited)
Tommy Karlsson ...
Mikael, Jof and Maria's son (uncredited)
Uno Larsson ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Lennart Lilja ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
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The young monk (uncredited)
Monica Lindman ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Gordon Löwenadler ...
Knight (uncredited)
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Young pregnant woman (uncredited)
Josef Norman ...
Old man at the inn (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Helge Sjökvist ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
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Flagellant (uncredited)
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Plog the Blacksmith (uncredited) (voice)
Ragnar Sörman ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Fritjof Tall ...
Man (uncredited)
Lennart Tollén ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Nils Whiten ...
Old man addressed by the monk (uncredited)
Caya Wickström ...
Flagellant (uncredited)
Karl Widh ...
Man with crutches (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ingmar Bergman

Written by

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Ingmar Bergman ... (play "Trämålning")
 
Ingmar Bergman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Allan Ekelund ... producer

Music by

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Erik Nordgren

Cinematography by

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Gunnar Fischer

Film Editing by

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Lennart Wallén

Production Design by

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P.A. Lundgren

Costume Design by

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Manne Lindholm

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Nils Nittel ... makeup artist

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Lennart Olsson ... assistant director (as Lennart Ohlsson)

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Carl-Henry Cagarp ... props

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Evald Andersson ... sound effects
Lennart Wallin ... sound
Aaby Wedin ... sound

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Åke Nilsson ... assistant camera (as Åke G. Nilsson)

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Sixten Ehrling ... conductor
Erik Nordgren ... music arranger

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Katinka Faragó ... script girl (as Katarina Faragó)
Else Fisher ... choreographer (as Else Fischer)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines 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 See more »
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Also Known As
  • Riddaren och döden (Sweden)
  • The Seventh Seal (United States)
  • The Seventh Seal (World-wide, English title)
  • The Seventh Seal (Canada, English title)
  • The Seventh Seal (United Kingdom)
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  • 96 min
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Budget $150,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The inspiration for this film was said to be drawn from the period films of Akira Kurosawa, of which Ingmar Bergman was a big fan. See more »
Goofs The chess players focus on capturing the Queen. The Queen was not a super-powerful piece until centuries later when a recent chess-variant initially called "chess of the mad queen" became more popular than the classic game. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007). See more »
Soundtracks HÅLLAS MELLAN RONA See more »
Quotes Antonius Block: We must make an idol of our fear, and call it god.
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