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The Chess Game

The Chess Game

A Feature film by Yves Hanchar

Produced by Les Films des Tournelles

Release in France : 19/10/1994


    In 1928, Max, a roaming, suicidal child of twelve, meets Ambraoise, a disillusioned pastor. The young boy turns out to be a genius at the game of chess. They set off together to conquer the title of world chess champion. Fourteen years later, Mas has become a taciturn, strange, powdered dandy. With Ambroise, his trainer and protector, still at his side. Mas is confronted with the most condescending champion at that time, Lord Stauton, during a very suspicious tournament organized by the Marquise de Theux. A woman so consumed by her passion for game of chess that she will give her daughter, the ravishing Anne-Lise, to the winner of the tournament. In the elegant gardens of the chateau de Theux, a game full of intrigue and betrayal is about to unfold. In a dark world, where the game doesn't end on the board, the protagonists risk their lives and their souls.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Pascal Judelewicz

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Hespel

    Director of Photography :

    Denis Lenoir

    Camera Operator :

    Rémon Fromont

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Isabelle Sauvanon

    Sound Editor :

    Philippe Bourgueil

    Production Designer :

    Pierre-François Limbosch

    Costume designer :

    Suzanne Van Well

    Still Photographer :

    Marc Detiffe

    Foreign producers :

    Jean-Louis Porchet, Jacqueline Pierreux, Gérard Ruey

    Screenwriters :

    Patrick Bonte, Yves Hanchar

    Sound Assistant :

    Christian Monheim

    Production managers :

    Raymond Spartacus, Serge Gauthier

    Editor :

    Laurent Uhler

    Assistant editor :

    Sophie Vermersch

    Music Composer :

    Frédéric Devreese

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Baudhuin

    Location Manager :

    Claude Azoulay

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    Feature film

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    Belgium, Switzerland, France

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    1 h 50 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR