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

Directed by
Jim McBride 
Writing credits
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
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)
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Singapore:PG (cut)

Did You Know?

Julia:Quis Necavit Equitem.
Menchu:It means "who killed the knight".
Don Manuel:I know my Latin, senorita Menchu.
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22 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Sickening: please read the novels, 25 September 2001
Author: Keith F. Hatcher from La Rioja, Spain

It is perfectly comprehensible that in converting a book into a film, certain aspects become altered. There will always be deviations from perhaps the original idea, and of course certain literary concepts will be lost. Only very occasionally does a film come out that may seriously be considered a faithful adaptation of the novel in question. What is totally incomprehensible is the mutilation suffered by the highly readable 'La Tabla de Flandes' by the most popular Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The novel is set in Madrid – the film moved that scenario to Barcelona. The quiet, absorbed, meditative intellectual chess-player Muñoz in the book was replaced for the film by a vulgar, gaudy, flamboyant, almost gypsy-looking, blonde called Domenec, and the nicely composed Spanish señorita called Julia was transposed into a terribly British Kate Beckinsale. Indeed, all those fine characters penned by Pérez-Reverte were transformed into British Isles actors. Apart from these unbelievable – and unforgivable – changes of convenience, the film hustles along from scene to scene in a highly disordered and accident-ridden way, confusing those who have not read the novel, angering those who have, and no doubt leaving the author feeling nauseous.

I have read just about everything Arturo Pérez-Reverte has published to date. In film versions I have only seen 'La Tabla de Flandes' and 'Territorio Comanche' (qv). Suffice to say: forget about the films in all cases, and Sr. Pérez-Reverte himself is the first to veto these films. But if you would like some challenging, exciting reading of good style and pace, carefully meditated and ingenious plots, frequently based on real history and exhaustive investigations to prepare them, I recommend in the following order: El Hussar, Territorio Comanche, El Maestro de Esgrima (q.v. - 1992 directed by Pedro Olea and worth a watch), El Club Dumas, La Tabla de Flandes, and La Piel del Tambor, as well as the 'Capitán Alatriste' series – all available in English (am not certain about the first title being in English) and probably in French and German, as well as other languages.

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