Playing a major chess match in Warsaw against the Russian champion, brilliant but forgotten former US champion, and alcoholic, Josh Mansky is sucked into the world of espionage and conflict between the world's superpowers. As the military crisis escalates the chess match takes on unimaginable importance. The Americans are in danger of losing both games - the chess game and the one for world domination.
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Did You Know?
Though the story is fictional, the director Lukasz Kosmicki
has two films about real-life espionage in his resume. In both of them he was the cinematographer. One is "Departament IV" (1996), a documentary about ideological warfare - about actions of the secret police, including surveillance, smear jobs and assassinations, against priests in Soviet-influenced Poland. The other is "Gry uliczne" (1996), a feature revolving around the real-life murder of anti-government activist Stanislaw Pyjas by the secret police. See more
The American flag is displayed improperly on the wall during the chess match. According to US flag etiquette, the blue star field should always be displayed in the upper left hand corner when the flag is hung on a wall. See more
In the early 1960s, U.S. - Soviet realtions are the worst in the history of the Cold War. After the Cuban Revolution, Soviet troops are only 100 miles from Florida.
In October 1962, President Kennedy is informed of silos built in Cuba and increased Soviet military activity. It looks like preparations for war.
A global war.
A nuclear global war.
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Music by Kenny Graham See more