The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Art-house, Drama, Fantasy

The Seventh Seal (1957)
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, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), 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 moviegoing.

One thing that can be certain after watching the Seventh Seal, outside of being thankful for living in this century, is that Bergman knows his film-making- and imagery. He uses subliminal and not so subliminal techniques to convey a dying, frightened world, where making a living is almost impossible and the debate of god’s control over life is discussed like un-rhyming yet fascinating poetry.

The result is beautiful cinema, capturing the always foreboding fear and allure of the almighty and for the waiting death, appropriately staged in post-crusades, mid dark age Europe. Max Von Sydow gives an excellent showing as the opponent of Death (in a clever and meticulous chess game), yet the character of Death, played by Bengt Ekerot with chilling conviction, steals the show, if only for the alluring quality of the character.

Even if the story veers it veers in good and interesting territory, focusing on people who convey Bergman’s point and or style. I can’t reveal what the bottom line point is (many newcomers to Bergman’s work won’t either, especially if you’re not in the mood for soul searching), but one thing is for certain, an allegory on life and death is shown perfectly in the second to last shot of the reaper and his minions following in a dance across the field. This is one of the most pure of cinema’s masterpieces and certainly Bergman’s best cine.

The Seventh Seal (1957) 2

The Seventh Seal (1957) 1

IMDB – Top Rated Movies #136

BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 97 min | 1,72 Gb
Audio: Swedish AAC 1.0 @ 158 Kbps + English Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Fantasy | A film by Ingmar Bergman

Download
Vesevsil.part1.rar
Vesevsil.part2.rar
Vesevsil.part3.rar
Vesevsil.part4.rar

Random posts

The Millions Game (1970) Tom Toelle, Jörg Pleva, Suzanne Roquette, Dieter Thomas Heck, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Les abysses / The depths (1963) Nikos Papatakis, Francine Bergé, Colette Bergé, Pascale de Boysson
Macunaíma / Macunaima (1969) Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Jardel Filho, Fantasy, Comedy
Morning Glory (1933) Lowell Sherman, Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Drama, Romance
The Mack (1973) Michael Campus, Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor
Transgression (2011) Enric Alberich, Michael Ironside, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Fabio Fulco
Svet-Ake / The Light Thief (2010) Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov, Drama
The Truth About Spring (1965) Richard Thorpe, Hayley Mills, John Mills, James MacArthur, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Mister Kingstreet’s War (1971) Percival Rubens, John Saxon, Tippi Hedren, Rossano Brazzi