The Fifth Seal

The Fifth Seal ★★★★

A Hungarian chamber piece from 1976 doesn’t exactly sound like a must see but hell 10 minutes in and I was totally glued to its morality play of events, when a certain two answer question is asked it hits these five late night bar dwellers and explodes just like the bombs they are seeking refuge from, further in other characters make an entrance are they Nazi’s/Gestapo it certainly hints at this but is never really fully explained what war zone or era we are actually visiting, upon leaving the bar these characters stagger back home each questioning and eventually revealing to themselves how they would answer this double-barrelled question, soon the interrogation rooms come into play.....

A fascinating very intriguing watch that still carries a fair amount of ideas that I still haven't quite fully latched on to.

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