Dangerous moves

Dangerous moves

DVD - 2003 | French
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A senior Soviet chessmaster and his former star pupil, now a dissident living in exile, square off in a highly publicized chess tournament. Both become pawns in a much larger game, however.
Publisher: [United States] : Home Vision Entertainment, 2003.
ISBN: 9780780026490
0780026497
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
widescreen (1.66:1)
digital,optical,mono
1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Diagonale du fou

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voisjoe1 May 31, 2014

Winner of Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film - Michel Piccoli is the main attraction. Nice smaller roles for Leslie Caron and Liv Ullman. Chess masters, one a Soviet exile, and the other a Soviet citizen vie for the world championship. It's a battle of psychology, along with machinations by the team managers. No need to know anything about chess as it is a film about human manipulations, love and arrogance, not chess.

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Feb 04, 2012

Cold war era chess match where a young gun goes up against the old master. Not bad a straight drama no action. Has the feel of Day of the Jackal except more boring. not bad if you're into cold war dramas from the 70s.

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