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chess nazi


Release Date: January 01, 2003

Year    :   2003
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Thriller, Drama
Production Companies    :   Le Sabre, Grosvenor Park Productions
Director    :   Giacomo Battiato
Producers    :   Norbert Sauer, Chris Chrisafis, Peter Paulich, Alain Bordiec, Roberto Sessa, Georges Campana, Alexandre Déon, Michael Frenschkowski, Jean-Baptiste Leclère, Karin Schockweiler
Writers    :   Giacomo Battiato, Nicola Lusuardi, Loup Durand
RunTime    :   130 mins.
Budget    :   11680582

Hoping to entrap Maria von Gall, who runs a courageous underground railroad for Jews in France, the Nazis kidnap her son Thomas, a brilliant 11-year-old chess master. An exchange arrangement goes awry and he sees her die in a hail of bullets; but he is rescued by his American father, whom he has never met before, and who plans to flee with him to Spain. However, Queen Maria had solemnly entrusted her little pawn Thomas with a precious secret and a terrifying mission, and it was time for him to move. A pawn may become an important piece by slowly, quietly advancing all the way through the enemy's ranks. Or a pawn may die trying. Retreat is what a pawn can never do.

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