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.
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
A Knight and his squire are home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life. The Knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused. Written by John Vogel <email@example.com>
|Cast:||Åke Fridell, Anders Ek, Bengt Ekerot, Benkt-Åke Benktsson, Bertil Anderberg, Bibi Andersson, Catherine Berg, Erik Strandmark, Fritjof Tall, Gordon Löwenadler, Gösta Prüzelius, Gudrun Brost, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnar Olsson, Gunnel Lindblom, Harry Asklund, Inga Gill, Inga Landgré, Josef Norman, Lars Lind, Lena Bergman, Maud Hansson, Max von Sydow, Mona Malm, Nils Poppe, Nils Whiten, Sten Ardenstam, Tommy Karlsson, Tor Borong, Tor Isedal, Ulf Johanson|