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Det sjunde inseglet (1957)
Looks great but is boring
I can see why this movie is a staple in film schools. It looks great, especially since it was made in 1957 with a budget much smaller than other gorgeous films of that time.
The character Death has a simple but very striking look. I love the set design, the lighting, the camera angles, the play of light vs shadow. The premise is interesting, as well as the setting (Europe during the Black Plague).
However, the story and the characters are pretty dull. Nothing much happens and I did not feel any emotional connection to any of the characters. The knight suffering from an existential crisis feels a bit weak and is overshadowed by his more grounded but unlikable squire. The rest of the characters come across as simpletons.