A Bergman classic, it deals with some of the deepest philosophical questions facing the faithful.
Theodicy being the main theme. A real hard look into the 'dark night of the soul' and a fine contrast between futility and purpose, the knowing and unknowing.
Beautifully filmed with an exquisite plot line and acting.
A real must see for any lover of cinema.
NOTE: If you watch it see how Antonius Block finally gets meaning by tricking death.
HINT: In the woods near the end and has to do with the actor and his family.