Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe
Ingmar Bergman (Director), Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay)
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.