Max von Sydow, Gunnar BjŲrnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe
Ingmar Bergman (Director), Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay)
Released: 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.
This scene is about five minutes long yet, if I remember correctly, Block isnít in it. We arenít given a reason why he isnít there so the scene is pointless.