While restoring an old painting showing a woman and two men playing chess, Julia discovers the text "Who killed the knight" underneath the paint. The owner of the painting tells her that ... See full summary »
Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of... See full summary »
Robert Downey Jr.
While restoring an old painting showing a woman and two men playing chess, Julia discovers the text "Who killed the knight" underneath the paint. The owner of the painting tells her that one of his forefathers was killed, the painting might identify the murderer. When Julia's friend is killed she understands that there is more to it. She consults Domenec, a chess genius who reconstructs the game from the painting. With any piece he takes, somebody dies. Written by
Radboud Bruinsma <Radboud_Bruinsma@hg.maus.de>
Uncouvered: How can a brilliant book became an awful movie?!?
The book LA TABLA DE FLANDES becomes UNCOUVERED in the movies. It is common said that books are ever better than the films that came from it, but in this case it's a complement on the film. I've read the book and seen the film and they couldn't be more far apart. This book with a good adaptation to the cinema would make a great thriller, with various points of historical interest. Even though 'The 9th Gate' was not the right adaptation from the 'El club Dumas', from the same author, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, it is a good film, making the fans of a good thriller eager for a much better work in what concerns 'LA TABLA DE FlANDES', stating yet that it's very easy not to drift from the book, while make a new movie...
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