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Yves Hanchar

La partie d'échecs (The Chess Game)

110' - 1994 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: French
Director: Yves Hanchar Composer: Frédéric Devreese With: Olivier Maes, Pierre Richard, Christian Maillet, Catherine Deneuve, James Wilby, Denis Lavant
It is 1828. Max, a runaway child on the verge of suicide, comes across Ambroise, a disillusioned priest. The young boy soon turns out to be a chess genius, and the two of them set off in quest of the world cham­pionship tide. Fourteen years later, Max has become a powdered dandy, strange and silent. Ambroise, his faithful trainer, pro­tector and manager, accompanies him everywhere. Max meets the most elegant and condescending champion of the day, Lord Staunton, in a machiavellian encounter arranged by the marquise of Theux. The marquise loves not only chess but also amorous intrigues, and has promised her ravishing daughter Anna-Lise to the man who wins the match.

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Credits

Director

Yves Hanchar

Composer

Frédéric Devreese

With

Olivier Maes, Pierre Richard, Christian Maillet, Catherine Deneuve, James Wilby, Denis Lavant

Scenario

Yves Hanchar, Josiane Morand

Director of Photography

Denis Lenoir

Editor

Laurent Uhler

Producer

Pascal Judelewicz, Anne-Dominique Toussaint

More information

Dialogue

French

Countries of production

Belgium, Switzerland, France

Year

1994

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