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The Chess Player The Chess Player

Saturday 11 November 2017 6:00PM The Chess Player, Toronto Premiere

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In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and falls in love with French journalist, Marianne Latour. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego is accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego tries to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier’s passion for chess.

  • Original Title: El jugador de ajedrez
  • Country: Spain
  • Director: Luis Oliveros
  • Genre: Drama
  • Language: Spanish
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Release Date: 2017

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