Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe
Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay), Ingmar Bergman (Director)
Release: Feb. 16th, 1957
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
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.
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Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Or in this case offered death game of chess. This movie follows a warrior back from the crusades he's blood sicken and finds himself searching f...
Note: This is a key soviet film, that shows the evolution of Soviet Cinema, hand in hand, with the evolution of Soviet Leadership. When Stalin died in 1953, the soviet people and government denounced ...
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The movie didnt really give a groundbreaking view on this, Death said he knew nothing so Bergman didnt really give that much philosophy in my opinion.