I'm trying to expand my movie watching to more than just English language films. Since last year, I've expanded to French (the 400 Blows), Italian (Life is Beautiful, 8 1/2), Swedish (The Seventh Seal) and Japanese (Seven Samurai) language films.
As he is returning home from the Crusade, knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) challenges Death (Bengt Ekerot) to a game of chess. As long as he's winning, Antonius can live to see his family.
I can honestly say that The Seventh Seal is a very thought-provoking movie. It makes you think about life and religion when it's over. And it's really dark and bleak. But at the same time it's brilliant.
My Rating: *****