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The Luzhin Defence (2001, original release: 2000)


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Published: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001], c2000
Edition:  Widescreen version
Description:  1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0767866312,
Language:  English

Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov

Special features: director's commentary; making-of featurette; theatrical trailers; filmographies; interactive menus; scene selections

John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James, Stuart Wilson, Christopher Thompson, Fabio Sartor, Alexander Hunting

An eccentric chess master, whose unstable childhood rendered him incapable of relating well with others, finds that chess is his only escape and solace. At an Italian resort, where he is favored to win a prestigious chess championship, he meets and falls in love with a caring woman. When a former mentor turned jealous saboteur tries to destroy his confidence, the fragile genius may lose more than just the big game

MPAA rating: PG-13

DVD, English Dolby digital 5.1, 2-Channel Dolby surround

English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles

Related Searches:
Chess -- Drama -- Tournaments
Feature films
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama films

Additional Credits:
Wood, Caroline
Evans, Stephen
Becker, Louis
Berry, Peter
Gorris, Marleen, 1948-
Turturro, John, 1957-
Watson, Emily, 1967-
James, Geraldine, 1950-
Wilson, Stuart, 1946-
Thompson, Christopher
Sartor, Fabio, 1954-
Hunting, Alexander
Lutic, Bernard
Reichwein, Michaël
Desplat, Alexandre
Temime, Jany
Burrough, Tony
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Renaissance Films (Firm)
Clear Blue Sky Productions
Ice 3 (Firm)
Lantia Cinema e Audiovisivi (Firm)
Magic Media (Firm)
France 2 Cinéma (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

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