Few films have had as large a cultural impact as Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal. Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman's stunning allegory of man's search for meaning was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America's 1950s art house heyday, pushing cinema's boundaries and ushering in a new era of movie going.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Cast:

Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Nils Poppe, Bibi Andersson, Bengt Ekerot, Åke Fridell, Inga Gill, Maud Hansson, Gunnel Lindblom, Bertil Anderberg

MPAA Rating:

PG

Run Time:

1hr 36mins

Release Year:

1957

Country Of Origin:

Sweden