The Seventh Seal Movie Review Summary

Actors: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bengt Ekerat, Nils Poppe, Bibi Andersson

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A medieval Swedish knight and his earthy squire return home after twenty devastating years spent in a futile Crusade. They return to a land haunted by plague, social disintegration and the figure of Death. The Knight encounters a group of itinerant actors and offers to escort them through a frightening forest. Meanwhile, he plays an ongoing game of chess with Death itself, gaining a temporary reprieve for himself and his companions. The Knight battles his own doubts about the existence of God, while he protects a carefree young family of actors from the clutches of his otherworldly opponent.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jan Thompson

The knight Antonius Block returns to his homeland, medieval Sweden, with his squire Jons after 10 years of fighting in the Crusades. The Black Death is ravaging the land. When Death himself meets Block and tells him his time has come, the knight requests a game of chess with his life as the stake. Death agrees. While they play, Block also roams the countryside, looking for his castle and wife, and seeing how the populace is dealing (or failing to cope) with the plague. Among the people they meet are a troupe of travelling performers, including a young couple with a child, who are still optimistic and drunk on life. This stark 1957 film brought writer-director Ingmar Bergman international fame. British director Peter Greenaway has said that when he saw this movie, he knew he had to become a filmmaker.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of The Seventh Seal

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   middle ages Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   religious issues

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Scandinavian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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