1957 – The Seventh Seal

★★★★★ Sweden. 1h36m. Drama. Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Written by Ingmar Bergman (screenplay) and Ingmar Bergman (“Trämålning”). Cinematography by Gunnar Fischer. Edited by Lennart Wallén. Music by Erik Nordgren. Starring Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré, Åke Fridell, Inga Gill.

Set in Sweden during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death (Bengt Ekerot), who has come to take his life. Considered a classic of world cinema, as well as one of the greatest movies of all time.

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