The Luzhin Defence

A headstrong heiress, an unstable chess master and an all-important tournament in an Italian resort town form the center of this oddly bloodless film — simultaneously a romance, a psychological thriller, a parable of addiction, a celebration of eccentricity and a heartfelt condemnation of bourgeois intolerance. It's hard to imagine Vladimir Nabokov,...read more

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  • Released: 2001
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: A headstrong heiress, an unstable chess master and an all-important tournament in an Italian resort town form the center of this oddly bloodless film — simultaneously a romance, a psychological thriller, a parable of addiction, a celebration of eccent… (more)

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