In­stant Trivia

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1

Bergman wrote the first draft of the script while re­cov­er­ing from a stom­ach ill­ness in Stock­holm’s Karolin­ska Hos­pi­tal.

2

Bengt Ekerot, who played Death, ac­tu­ally di­rected the pre­sen­ta­tion of Bergman’s Wood Paint­ing, the play on which The Sev­enth Seal is based.

3

Max von Sydow was ini­tially up­set to hear he’d been cast as the knight, be­cause in the play the char­ac­ter had his tongue cut out dur­ing the Cru­sades, so he had no lines.

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