When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

Directing:
  • Ingmar Bergman

Writing:
  • Ingmar Bergman

Stars:
Release Date: 1957-02-16
themoviedb icon 8.2/10
  • Country: SE
  • Language: svenska
  • Runtime: 96