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Uncovered (1994)

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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Jim McBride

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel), Michael Hirst (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Julia
John Wood ... Cesar
Sinéad Cusack ... Menchu (as Sinead Cusack)
Paudge Behan Paudge Behan ... Domenec
Peter Wingfield ... Max
Helen McCrory ... Lola
Michael Gough ... Don Manuel
Art Malik ... Alvaro
Anthony Milner Anthony Milner ... Inspector
James Villiers ... Montegrifo
Edmund Moriarty Edmund Moriarty ... Male Student
Harriet Horne Harriet Horne ... Marisa
Joan Munné Joan Munné ... Roger D'Arras
Julian Martínez Julian Martínez ... Duke Ferdinand (as Julián Martínez)
Isabel van Unen Isabel van Unen ... Beatrix of Burgundy (as Isabel Van Unen)
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Storyline

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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Thriller

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Country:

UK | Spain | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1995 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tábua de Flandres See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CiBy 2000, CiBy UK, Ciby Uk See more »
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Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Julia: Quis Necavit Equitem.
Menchu: It means "who took the knight".
Don Manuel: I know my Latin, senorita Menchu.
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Never compare screenplays to the original source material
21 September 2018 | by rogerhwernerSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. I've seen it perhaps a dozen times. Ms. Beckinsale is breathtaking. She receives strong support from the other players.


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