The Fifth Seal

The Fifth Seal ★★★★½


One of those rare films that sets you on a deeply-contemplative mood as you ponder over and try to unravel the many allegorical threads tying it together.

The first act is very reminiscent of 12 Angry Men as a claustrophobic chamber piece, but then it suddenly grows in complexity and scope and it is only in the third act that Fábri's actual intention comes into focus.

Absolutely brilliant and criminally underseen work of art. And definitely needs a second watch to be appreciated in full measure.

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