|Directed by: Ingmar Bergman|
Original Swedish Title: "Det sjunde inseglet"
Starring: Max von Sydow, Bengt Ekerot
Cinematography: Gunnar Fischer
Running Time: 96 mins
And yet, there's something about this film that screams "classic" in a quirky kind of way. The photography & cinematography is something else - there's always something so striking in every scenes and I can't help but be amazed by Bergman's attention to details. Max von Sydow is intriguing, and Death, played by Bengt Ekerot, even more so! I wish the whole film was focused on these two - that would have been more interesting! Oh, and that scene with the "witch" is also one of my favorite parts.
The whole thing about God, Life & Death is something that fascinates me, and combined with Bergman's shots and Fischer's cinematography, the themes tackled made me forget that I was momentarily bored by the other characters' seemingly random scenes. This is a great pick for film buffs who enjoy an intellectual art film, but I must say that this isn't for everybody.
I wouldn't elaborate on the philosophical meanings of this film and all that - well because I'm sure we all have our interpretation, you don't need mine. I admit I was partly distracted when Death & Sydow aren't onscreen, but I would definitely give this a rewatch in the future, because Ekerot is so damn cool!
A MOOT RATING: 4/5 - the themes and visuals made me rate this higher.
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