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by Philipp Stölzl


To withstand the psychological torture of the Gestapo, a lawyer imprisoned by the Nazis rescues himself in the world of chess.

international title: The Royal Game
original title: Schachnovelle
country: Germany, Austria
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Philipp Stölzl
film run: 108'
release date: DE 23/09/2021
screenplay: Eldar Grigorian
cast: Oliver Masucci, Albrecht Schuch, Birgit Minichmayr, Rolf Lassgård, Andreas Lust, Samuel Finzi, Lukas Miko, Joel Basman, Johannes Zeiler, Maresi Riegner
cinematography by: Thomas W. Kiennast
film editing: Sven Budelmann
art director: Matthias Müsse
costumes designer: Tanja Hausner
music: Ingo Frenzel
producer: Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm
co-producer: Kalle Friz, Isabel Hund, Danny Krausz, Sandrine Mattes
line producer: Jakob Neuhäusser
production: Walker + Worm Film GmbH & Co. KG, ARD Degeto Film GMBH, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Dor Film, StudioCanal Produktion
distributor: StudioCanal Germany

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