In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to ...
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In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego will be accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego will try to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier's passion for chess.
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a simple story
... and its minimalism is the basic motif to define it as a real good film. because it is an universal story. about totalitarian regime, about chance, family, friendship, love. and about choices. and this is the great good point in the case of "The Chessplayer"- the references to similar stories. and the grace of performances. sure, it is not a great film. but its message is precise and touching and useful. and this is the only significant thing. who gives to viewer the opportunity to explore a strange world. about a man, the chess and the survive. and this is is the virtue in this case. not a count of Monte Cristo - except the beginning. not a story about resistance. but, for a time, the image of the last scene. because , first, it is a memory story. for to understand. a century, the history lessons in the right context, the legacy of the ancestors. so, a simple story. real useful.
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