Schachnovelle

Philipp Stölzl, Germany, Austria, 2021o

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1938. While the Nazi troops march into Vienna, the lawyer Josef Bartok hastily tries to escape to the USA with his wife but is arrested by the Gestapo. Bartok remains steadfast and refuses to cooperate with the Gestapo that requires confidential information from him. Thrown into solitary confinement, Bartok is psychologically tormented for months and begins to weaken. However, when he steals an old book about chess it sets him on course to overcome the mental suffering inflicted upon him, until it becomes a dangerous obsession.

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Other titles
The Royal Game EN
Running time
100 Min.
Original language
German
Ratings
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ØYour rating7.3/10
IMDB user:
7.3 (276)
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< 10 votes
Critics:
< 3 votes

Cast & Crewo

Oliver MasucciDr. Josef Bartok
Birgit MinichmayrAnna Bartok
Albrecht SchuchFranz-Josef Böhm
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