An exhausted knight returns home after a decade fighting in the Crusades, only to find his country being decimated by the Black Plague. On a desolate beach, Death meets the knight to tell him its his time to depart, so the Knight challenges him to a game of chess: the prize is his life. A story about questions of life and death, this film offers striking visuals and a bold narrative amidst the cataclysm of the plague. Director Ingmar Bergman has created a distinct existentialist work of classic cinema. The Seventh Seal is as fascinating as it was seven decades ago.