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by Luis Oliveros


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 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.

international title: The Chess Player
original title: El jugador de ajedrez
country: Spain
sales agent: Latido Films
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Luis Oliveros
film run: 98'
release date: ES 5/05/2017
screenplay: Julio Castedo
cast: Marc Clotet, Melina Matthews, Alejo Sauras, Stefan Weinert, Mike Hoffmann, Andrés Gertrúdix, Pau Durà, Lionel Auguste, Maarten Dannenberg, Christian Stamm, Juan Del Santo, Blanca Zurdo, Karlos Klaumannsmoller, Scott Alexander Young, Martin Angerbauer, Jaume Cervera
cinematography by: Juan Carlos Gómez
film editing: Teresa Font
art director: Mónika Esztán
costumes designer: János Breckl
music: Alejandro Vivas Puig
producer: Juan Antonio Casado, Julio Castedo, Gerardo Herrero
production: Ishtar Films, Tornasol Films, Hernández y Fernández Producciones Cinematográficas
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