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PAWNS (2017)

A game of chess in 1973 reignites the two players' vivid memories of their fateful meeting during the visceral Great War of 1914.

Director:

Tyrees A. Lamptey

Writer:

David Barbeschi
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Cast overview:
James Downie ... Will
Julian Michael Deuster ... Karl
Robert East ... William Bennet
Martin Gordon Martin Gordon ... Karl Kunert
Sam Roffey Sam Roffey ... Lucky Jim
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In 1918, William, a young British soldier, new to the field, finds himself sharing an enclosed space with an enemy German soldier after experiencing the carnage of the battlefield, a situation which will give them the opportunity to look past their differences and rediscover their humanity. Written by David Barbeschi

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"PAWNS" was selected at: Long Story Shorts (2019) Lift-Off Network's First-Time Filmmaker Sessions (2019) Rome PRISMA Independent Film Awards (2019) UK CineFest (2018) Inshort Film Festival (2018) Media Arts Festival (2018) See more »

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15 October 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A war story. Like many others, at the first sigh. But impressive for its poetry and portrait of friendship and hommage of past. A film about two old men and a long chess game.The cinematography, the performances are more than good. Like the atmosphere. An useful film. About past. And its rehabilitation of humanity.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

PEÕS See more »

Filming Locations:

Studio 5, Waterlooville

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GBP7,230 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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