- Director: Ingmar Bergman
- Release Year: 1957
- Production Country: Sweden
- Language: Swedish, Latin
Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal)
Returning home from the Crusades to a land ravaged by plague, a Knight decides to redeem the futility of his life with one meaningful deed, but when Death arrives before he can accomplish this task, he challenges the Grim Reaper to a chess match, a game that is played out as chaos and violence consumes everything and everyone around them, each moment reducing ever further the knight's chances of redemption.
Black Death (1346-1350), Pandemics, Crusades, Dystopian visions, Apocalypses, Cold War, Holocaust, Religion, Book of Revelation, Hero's journey, Film history, Iconic films, Popular culture, Social commentary