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La partie d'échecs (1994)

In 19th century, a disillusioned priest helps a young boy drifter who's a chess wunderkind to move on up in life and social structures using his talent. Years later, he's a success, but game of life and love has higher stakes than chess.

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Yves Hanchar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Richard ... Ambroise
Denis Lavant ... Max
Catherine Deneuve ... Marquise
James Wilby ... Lord Staunton
Delphine Bibet Delphine Bibet ... Suzanne
Hilde Heijnen ... Anne-Lise
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri Billen Henri Billen ... Le Vieux Comté
Ronald Brandenburger Ronald Brandenburger ... Orphelin
Benjamin Bricart Benjamin Bricart ... Orphelin
Harry Cleven Harry Cleven ... Le Dandy
Pascal Crochet Pascal Crochet ... Armand
Olivier Da Silva Olivier Da Silva ... Orphelin
Pierre De Barquin Pierre De Barquin ... Orphelin
Thierry Debroux Thierry Debroux ... Serviteur Staunton
Yves Degen Yves Degen ... L'Homme du tripot
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In 19th century, a disillusioned priest helps a young boy drifter who's a chess wunderkind to move on up in life and social structures using his talent. Years later, he's a success, but game of life and love has higher stakes than chess.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Belgium | France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 October 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chess Game See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Life
29 July 2001 | by norguetSee all my reviews

This movie represents the life itself. The characters are brilliant. Denis Lavant (Maitre Max) lives a caricatural chess life. Comparison with real life -- with your life -- is straightforward and will be made easier if you know the chess game.


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