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The Chessplayer (2017)

El jugador de ajedrez (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Luis Oliveros

Writer:

Julio Castedo (screenwriter)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Clotet ... Diego Padilla
Melina Matthews ... Marianne Latour
Alejo Sauras ... Javier Sánchez
Lionel Auguste Lionel Auguste ... Pierre Boileau
Stefan Weinert ... Coronel Maier
Pau Durà ... Comandante Hernández
Mike Hoffmann ... Sargento Kauffman
Maarten Dannenberg ... Cabo Reinke
Christian Stamm ... Sargento Harnsberger (SS)
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Pablo Mérida
Iris Vallés Torres Iris Vallés Torres ... Margaux (3 años)
Blanca Zurdo Blanca Zurdo ... Margaux (7 años)
Juan Del Santo Juan Del Santo ... David Moreno
Péter Geltz Péter Geltz ... Oficial Gendarme
Eric Bonicatto Eric Bonicatto ... Prefecto Lambert
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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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Drama | History | War

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In November 2017, the soundtrack written by Alejandro Vivas for the feature narrative "The Chess Player" was a recipient of an Honorable Mention (Music Score category) in Virgin Spring Cinefest, in India. See more »

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a simple story
19 October 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

... 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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | French | German

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Skakspilleren See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,806
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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