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Writers (WGA):
Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel)
Michael Hirst (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 January 1995 (Germany) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kate Beckinsale ... Julia

John Wood ... Cesar

Sinéad Cusack ... Menchu
Paudge Behan ... Domenec

Peter Wingfield ... Max

Helen McCrory ... Lola

Michael Gough ... Don Manuel

Art Malik ... 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
Jane Gifford ... Van Huys
Josuè Guasch ... Messenger
Joan Guasch ... Montaner
Guaski ... Montaner's Son
Peter Mackriel ... Bystander
Sean Gascoine ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Prado Velázquez ... Alvaro student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jim McBride 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel "La Tabla De Flandes")

Michael Hirst (screenplay) and
Jim McBride (screenplay) &
Jack Baran (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Baran .... line producer
Denise O'Dell .... executive producer
Denise O'Dell .... line producer
Enrique Posner .... producer
Cristina Zumárraga .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Affonso Beato 
 
Film Editing by
Éva Gárdos 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski 
 
Costume Design by
Tracy Tynan 
 
Production Management
Miguel Ángel González .... production manager
Phillip Kenny .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Lazaga .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Anna Pinnock .... set dresser
Tadeo Villalba hijo .... production buyer
 
Sound Department
Jack Armstrong .... boom operator
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Dani Fontrodona .... sound effects recordist
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Sandrine Kenny .... assistant sound
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Cliff Latimer .... adr supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Marina Pozanco .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... visual effects: Digital Magic
 
Stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
José María Serrano .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joan Benet .... first assistant camera
Joan Cardona .... grip
Moises Esquenazi Shaio .... video assist operator
Jordi Joaní .... electrician
Xavier Sarasa .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Brigitte Daloin .... assistant editor
Martin Sharpe .... associate editor
 
Other crew
Trilby Norton .... production coordinator
Prado Velázquez .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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USA:112 min (R-rated version)
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Singapore:PG (cut)
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Potentially Interesting Subject Deserves Better Execution, 27 April 2009
Author: gpeevers from Canada

Julia (Kate Beckinsale) an art restorer finds a hidden message in medieval painting she is working on that points to the murderer of one of the subjects depicted. Fascinated she digs deeper into the origins of the painting and the clues within. The old mystery though is soon paralleled by a new mystery as the people involved in her research start to die. The story is seemingly well suited to the British mystery genre but fails largely due to aspects of the execution.

Kate Beckinsale manages with her portrayal to be both slightly awkward as well as endearingly cute but she seems decidedly out of her depth in a few of the more emotional/dramatic scenes. The film does boast a strong supporting cast of British character actors who may not have name recognition to some but should be highly recognizable to many including; John Wood, Sinead Cusack, Michael Gough. For the most part the supporting cast acquit themselves well considering how clichéd their characters are.

While some may find it slow I was interested in the glimpse at the Art restoration process, I thought some things look authentic about the process, but other aspects didn't quite ring true. The current day murder mystery aspect was far less satisfying, character behavior and actions seemed inconsistent and for me the biggest flaw (considering the genre) was that the identity of the murderer seemed far to obvious. Further the brief flashbacks to the subjects of the painting did virtually nothing to advance or support the story, they simply felt unnecessary.

The film is set in Barcelona but features an almost entirely English cast that speaks entirely in English and makes no attempt at Spanish accents. This is common in American films but seemed odd in a British film. The film makes reasonable use of the Barcelona locations including some wonderful Gaudi architecture, but I actually would have preferred even more attention on the culture and the city.

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