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The Tournament (2015)

Le tournoi (original title)
Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-... See full summary »

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Michelangelo Passaniti Michelangelo Passaniti ... Cal
Lou de Laâge ... Lou
Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Viktor
Viktoria Kozlova Viktoria Kozlova ... Andrea
Adam Corbier Adam Corbier ... Max
Fabien Libiszewski Fabien Libiszewski ... Aurélien
Aliocha Schneider ... Anthony
Thomas Solivérès ... Mathieu (as Thomas Solivéres)
Péter Horkay Péter Horkay ... Le directeur du tournoi
Declan Hannigan ... Scott MacLaghan
László Konter László Konter ... L'arbitre
Ana Neborac Ana Neborac ... Natacha
Magdalena Korpas Magdalena Korpas ... Irina
Victoire Gonin-Labat ... Eleanor
Jean-Philippe Puymartin Jean-Philippe Puymartin ... Sponsor
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Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-years-old Hungarian opponent disrupts this smooth-running routine. Written by Anonymous

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Dombrance - La Baignoire Le Tournoi
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Look out for this writer/director for years to come.
25 April 2015 | by leonard-122-377480See all my reviews

Briefly, It's FANTASTIC. This year's Blue is the Warmest Color...because it's so brilliantly shot. and directed. The performances are organic and riveting. The musical choices are breathtaking. Not a dull, uninteresting or dishonest moment. Whether you play Chess or not, this film will mesmerize and dazzle you with intelligence and the exuberance of youth and genius. The location filming in Budapest gives it the feel of a time gone by, while simultaneously putting us in the hopeful present. Notice the one unintentional nod to "The Hustler". George C. Scott and Paul Newman would be proud. Look out for this writer/director for years to come.


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France

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French | English | Hungarian

Release Date:

29 April 2015 (France) See more »

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Zugzwang See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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2.35 : 1
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