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Uncovered (1994)

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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 »

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Julia
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Cesar
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Menchu
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Domenec
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Max
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Lola
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Don Manuel
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Alvaro
Anthony Milner ...
Inspector
James Villiers ...
Montegrifo
Edmund Moriarty ...
Male Student
Harriet Horne ...
Marisa
Jean Munne ...
Roger D'Arras
Julian Martínez ...
Duke Ferdinand (as Julián Martínez)
Isabel van Unen ...
Beatrix of Burgundy
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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>

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A Tábua de Flandres  »

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B-movie at best, not Kates best, predictable
9 October 2004 | by (Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a very poor translation from the novel. Loosely based at best, with location and characters changed to the point where they are barely recognizable. The original plot of this story was intriguing and one that would make a great movie, had it been written with clarity and thought. However this version is designed with plenty of liberties taken on character development and plot continuity. Some I am sure would love the generous portion of nudity without reason or cause. Kate Beckinsale wandering around on the screen naked for no apparent reason is something I doubt we would see much of now. If you enjoy laughing over a miserable attempt to make a mystery, then by all means, rent this one, have some friends over, make popcorn, and have a cooler of beer on hand, and prepare to be entertained. But if you are looking for an edge of your seat afternoon of entertainment, look elsewhere.


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