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THE SEVENTH SEAL

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THE SEVENTH SEAL

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 97m 22s

BBFCInsight mild violence, threat, language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Ingmar Bergman

Cast includes Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Gill, Maud Hansson, Inga Landgré, Gunnel Lindblom, Bertil Anderberg, Anders Ek, Åke Fridell, Gunnar Olsson, Erik Strandmark, Siv Aleros, Sten Ardenstam, Harry Asklund, Benkt-Åke Benktsson, Catherine Berg, Lena Bergman

Summary THE SEVENTH SEAL is a black and white Swedish drama, from 1957, in which a knight returns home from the Crusades to find the plague sweeping his country and the figure of Death waiting for him.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/01/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SEVENTH SEAL is a black and white Swedish drama, from 1957, in which a knight returns home from the Crusades to find the plague sweeping his country and the figure of Death waiting for him.

Violence

A woman is burned at the stake but this is largely implied rather than shown in explicit or distressing detail.

A knife is briefly used, resulting in a cut to a man's face.

Religious adherents whip themselves and each other during a procession, resulting in streaks of blood on their shoulders.

Threat

A woman is threatened by a man who pushes her and tells her not to scream, before he is interrupted. There is a later reference to the possibility the woman could have been raped.

Language

There is some mild bad language, including 'arse'.

There are some mild sexual references, including to infidelity. There is macabre sight of the dead victims of the plague and some gruesome discussion of the effects of the plague. There is some natural nudity when a baby is carried by his mother.

Details

Title
THE SEVENTH SEAL
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
BFI Films
Classified date(s)
12/01/2018
Main language
Swedish
Submitted run time
97m 22s
Approved footage
8763+0
BBFC reference
CFF009958
Registration number
CFJ43845
Remarks
Subtitled

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