The Luzhin Defence (2000)

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Released 12-Jul-2004
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Leading a talented cast, JOHN TURTURRO (from O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?) gives a bravura performance as eccentric chess master Alexander Luzhin, whose unstable childhood has made him incapable of relating to others. The game of chess is his only escape and his only solace...until he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Natalia (acclaimed actress EMILY WATSON from ANGELA'S ASHES and GOSFORD PARK) at a tournament where he is favoured to win. However, a former mentor turned jealous saboteur is also competing and when he tries to destroy Luzhin, the fragile genius may end up losing more than just the big game.
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John Turturro
Emily Watson
Geraldine James
Stuart Wilson
Christopher Thompson
Fabio Sartor
Peter Blythe
Orla Brady
Mark Tandy
Kelly Hunter
Alexander Hunting
Alfredo Pea
Fabio Pasquini
Directed by
Marleen Gorris
Alexandre Desplat
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 2000 104:49 576i (PAL) 4
Full Frame
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Secret Window, Mona Lisa Smile, The Missing
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