The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre Drama, Romance
Studio Columbia TriStar
Movie Release Date 2000
Country USA
Language English
Running Time 109 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.9
Peter Blythe Ilya
Orla Brady Aunt Anna
Kelly Hunter Luzhin's Mother
Geraldine James Vera
Fabio Sartor Dottore Salvatore Turati
Mark Tandy Luzhin's Father
Christopher Thompson Jean de Stassard
John Turturro Aleksandr Ivanovich Luzhin
Emily Watson Natalia Katkov
Stuart Wilson Leo Valentinov
Director Marleen Gorris
Writer Vladimir Nabokov
Writer Peter Berry
Producer Stephen Evans
Producer Caroline Wood
Musician Alexandre Desplat
Musician Dmitri Shostakovich
Cinematography Bernard Lutic
From Set in the late 1920s, The Luzhin Defence tells the story of a shambling, unworldly chess Grand Master who arrives in the Italian Lakes to play the match of his life and unexpectedly finds the love of his life. Discovering his prodigious talent in boyhood overshadowed by his parents' failing marriage, Luzhin's lyrical passion for chess has become his refuge and rendered the real world a phantom. Already matched up by her family to the very suitable Comte de Stassard, when Natalia meets Luzhin, she is drawn to the erratic genius and offers him a glimpse outside of his chess obsession. But it is a world he is not equipped to deal with and his two worlds collide to tragic effect.
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Region Region 1
No. of Discs/Tapes 1