The Luzhin Defence 2001

The Luzhin Defence

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Tuturro and Watson play well off each other in this intriguing and well-crafted film.

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Movie Info

Set in the late 1920s, "The Luzhin Defence" tells the story of a shambling, unworldly chess Grand Master who arrives in the Italian Lakes to play the match of his life and unexpectedly finds the love of his life. Discovering his prodigious talent in boyhood overshadowed by his parents' failing marriage, Luzhin's lyrical passion for chess has become his refuge and rendered the real world a phantom.

Cast & Crew

John Turturro
Alexander Luzhin
Mark Tandy
Luzhin's Father
Kelly Hunter
Luzhin's Mother
Vladimir Nabokov
Writer (Novel)
Stephen Evans
Producer
Jody Patton
Executive Producer
Leo Pescarolo
Co-Producer
Eric Robison
Co-Producer
Bernard Lutic
Cinematographer
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