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The Chessplayer (2017)
98 min | Drama, History, War

In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly ...See moreIn 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego will be accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego will try to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier's passion for chess. See less
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Writers
Julio Castedo (screenwriter) | Stefan Zweig (novel)
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May 5, 2017 (Spain)

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30 cast members
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Marc Clotet
Diego Padilla Diego Padilla   See fewer
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Melina Matthews
Marianne Latour Marianne Latour   See fewer
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Alejo Sauras
Javier Sánchez Javier Sánchez   See fewer
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Lionel Auguste
Pierre Boileau Pierre Boileau   See fewer
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Stefan Weinert
Coronel Maier Coronel Maier   See fewer
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Pau Durà
Comandante Hernández Comandante Hernández   See fewer
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Mike Hoffmann
Sargento Kauffman Sargento Kauffman   See fewer
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Maarten Dannenberg
Cabo Reinke Cabo Reinke   See fewer
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Christian Stamm
Sargento Harnsberger (SS) Sargento Harnsberger (SS)   See fewer
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Andrés Gertrúdix
Pablo Mérida Pablo Mérida   See fewer
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Iris Vallés Torres
Margaux (3 años) Margaux (3 años)   See fewer
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Blanca Zurdo
Margaux (7 años) Margaux (7 años)   See fewer
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Juan Del Santo
David Moreno David Moreno   See fewer
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Péter Geltz
Oficial Gendarme Oficial Gendarme   See fewer
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Eric Bonicatto
Prefecto Lambert Prefecto Lambert   See fewer
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Jaume Cervera
Preso Encañonado Preso Encañonado   See fewer
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Virgil-Henry Mathet
Encargado Federación Francesa Ajedrez Encargado Federación Francesa Ajedrez   See fewer
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Attila Bardóczy
Anticuario Anticuario   See fewer
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Jacques Bouanich
Vinatero Vinatero   See fewer
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Scott Alexander Young
El Casero (as Scott Young) El Casero (as Scott Young)   See fewer
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Barnabás Szabó Sipos
Federativo Madrid (as Szabó Sipos Barnabás) Federativo Madrid (as Szabó Sipos Barnabás)   See fewer
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Karlos Klaumannsmoller
Propietario Sala de Fiestas Propietario Sala de Fiestas   See fewer
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Szofi Berki
Secretaria Prefecto (as Berki Szofi) Secretaria Prefecto (as Berki Szofi)   See fewer
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Manuel Luna
Hombre Comunista Hombre Comunista   See fewer
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Antonio Ponce
Hombre Fascista Hombre Fascista   See fewer
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Hugo Hernández
Periodista Casino 1 Periodista Casino 1   See fewer
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Pablo Lerner
Periodista Casino 2 Periodista Casino 2   See fewer
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Martin Angerbauer
Soldado Kuhn Soldado Kuhn   See fewer
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Alex Tabah
Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 724 votes