The Luzhin Defence
If I corner his rook I can capture his girlfriend...
Set sometime around the late 1920s, we find the world's greatest chess player in Italy for a match against his biggest rival. Since boyhood, his life has been devoted to chess, making him socially inept. Now here in Italy, he falls in love for the first time, which causes considerable stress and upheaval in his life. Throw in that his former teacher is conspiring to have him lose the match, and the scene is set for gameplay at its best.|
108 minutes, Parental Guidance
Where's it showing?
John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James, Stuart Wilson, Christopher Thompson, Fabio Sartor, Peter Blythe
|Screenplay||Peter Berry, novel by Vladimir Nabokov|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Clear Blue Sky Productions, France 2 Cinéma, ICE3, Lantia Cinema, Magic Média, Renaissance Films|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||5|
|Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath||10|
|The StarMichael O'Sullivan||14|
|Die BurgerFrancois Smith||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|RapportPaul Boekkooi||16 |
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|Film Review (UK)James Mottram||15|
|Total Film (UK)Tom Dawson||10|
|Average .. 63%||13|
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