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24 Ratings

Dangerous Moves

La diagonale du fou

Directed by Richard Dembo
France, Switzerland, 1984
Drama, Thriller


Cold War maneuvers surround a highly publicized chess tournament between a senior Soviet master and his former star pupil, now a dissident living in exile. When these two square off, everyone becomes a pawn in the larger game.

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Dangerous Moves Directed by Richard Dembo

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1985 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

César Awards

1985 | Winner: Best First Work

1985 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor

Prix Louis Delluc

1984 | Winner: Prix Louis Delluc

Golden Globes (USA)

1985 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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