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The Seventh seal (1957)
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Call no.:
DVD 010 110
Title:
The Seventh seal
Alternate titles:
Sjunde inseglet
Originally produced:
1957
Format:
DVD
Summary:
In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of travelling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess 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.
Credits:
a Janus Films release ; Svensk Filmindustri presents a film by Ingmar Bergman ; producer, Allan Ekelund ; screenplay writer, Ingmar Bergman ; director, Ingmar Bergman.
Publication:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Home Vision Cinema, c1998.
Languages:
Swedish dialogue, with optional English subtitles or English dubbed version, with no subtitles.
Details:
1 DVD (96 min.) : sound, black & white
Country of production:
Sweden
Studio(s):
Svensk filmindustri
Director(s):
Bergman, Ingmar
Screenwriter(s):
Bergman, Ingmar
Producer(s):
Ekelund, Allan
Cast:
Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max Von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Gill, Maud Hansson, Inga Landgré, Gunnel Lindblom.
Production:
Photography, Gunnar Fischer; editor, Lennart Wallén; music, Erik Nordgren.
Notes:
Originally released as motion picture in 1957.
Based on the play Painting on wood, by Ingmar Bergman.
"The Classic Collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Special features: audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie; Ingmar Bergman: an illustrated filmography; theatrical trailer; restoration demonstration.
Subjects:
Black Death Sweden Drama.
Knights and knighthood Sweden Drama.
Motion pictures, Swedish.
Genre:
Feature films.
Fantasy films.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Fantasy films
Genre: Feature films
Year: 1950s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: Swedish
Subtitles: English
Title: Seventh seal
Director: Bergman, Ingmar
Actor: Björnstrand, Gunnar
Actor: Ekerot, Bengt
Actor: Poppe, Nils
Actor: Sydow, Max von
Musical score composer: Nordgren, Erik
Production studio: Svensk filmindustri
Country of production: Sweden
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action