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
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The knight returning from the Crusades faces the Black Plague. The Black plague actually started in the beginning to mid-14th century (In most non-English speaking countries called 13th century.), reaching Europe in 1347, the most documented places that year and 1348 are Konstantinopel, Sicily, Genua, and Avignon. See more »
And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space oh half an hour. And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
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Few films are better than this, or more appropriate during troubled and uncertain times. From the genius, Ingmar Bergman, through the outstanding Max von Sydow, a genuinely classic and historic piece of cinema that will leave you with more questions than answers; questions well worthy of exploration in search of an answer, or at least in attaining a satisfactory explanation, in order to get you to the end of your own journey.
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