Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
The script was initially rejected. Ingmar Bergman would end up rewriting it five times. It was only after the success of Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) at Cannes that it started to be considered more seriously.
Nothing escapes you!
Death: Nothing escapes me. No one escapes me.
When Skat and the blacksmith reunite with the group, a forest backdrop is visible in the background.