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The Chess Game

La partie d'échecs

Directed by Yves Hanchar
Belgium, France, 1994
Comedy, Drama


In 19th century, a disillusioned priest helps a young boy drifter who’s a chess wunderkind to move on up in life and social structures using his talent. Years later, he’s a success, but game of life and love has higher stakes than chess.

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The Chess Game Directed by Yves Hanchar

Awards & Festivals

Ghent Film Festival

1994 | 2 wins including: Grand Prix

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