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The Luzhin Defence

From a novel by Vladimir Nabokov comes this intriguing film that has John Turturro as a Russian chess master attending a world tournament in 1920's Italy. While there he falls in love with Luzhin (Emily Watson), but this introvert is not equipped to deal with such a situation, as chess for him is not just a game but an obsession.

Year: 2000
Genre: Drama, Film Festivals 2002
Country: UK
Director: Marleen Gorris
Starring: John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James, Stuart Wilson
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains sexual references.
6.9/10
Location in store: Drama

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