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Year: 1957
UK: Tartan Films
Cast: Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Gill, Maud Hansson, Inga Landgre, Gunnel Lindblom, Bertil Anderberg, Anders Ek, Åke Fridell, Gunnar Olsson, Erik Strandmark
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish (English subtitles)
UK: 92 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild violence, threat and language
UK Release Date: 27 July 2007 (Limited Re-release - Scotland)
UK Release Date: 20 July 2007 (Limited Re-release)


Antonius Block (Max von Sydow), a knight who has fought for Christianity returns from his latest crusade but all he sees is suffering and hardship in the people around him. Questioning why God would allow such misery into people's lives he even speculates on God's existence.

But instead of meeting God, it's Death (Bengt Ekerot) who visits him and so begins his battle to survive, as in a game of chess, striving to find God when he sees only to prove the existence of Death.

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