Overview

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.

  1. Ingmar Bergman

    Director, Screenplay

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Original Title Det sjunde inseglet

Status Released

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  • October 13, 1958
    NR, Theatrical

Original Language Swedish

Runtime 1h 36m

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100

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