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Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1957

Hellshocked's rating of the film The Seventh Seal

The face of existential despair, in my mind, is not Edvard Munch's oft stolen painting but that of Antonius Block. As the witch burns in front of him, and his squire confronts him by saying that it is neither god nor the devil that awaits the suffering child but pure nothingness, a visibly shaken Block nonetheless refuses to relinquish hope that maybe, maybe...