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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

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 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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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,806
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In November 2017, the soundtrack written by Alejandro Vivas for the feature narrative " El jugador de ajedrez" was a recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award (Film Score /Soundtrack category) in Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, in India. See more »

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A simple story, beautifully told
16 June 2019 | by bosoxrudySee all my reviews

If you're looking for wild action/adventure or crazy plot twists, this movie won't be for you. It's a simple story, told through beautiful images and very good acting. I loved it, enough so that I'm looking forward to watching it again.


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