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181 Ratings

The Chess Players

Shatranj Ke Khilari

Directed by Satyajit Ray
India, 1977
Comedy, Drama


A lush satire about colonialism and its enabling upper castes, in which two "landed gentry” in the 1850s self-indulgently play chess as their marriages, their homes, and their nation collapse in a multi-level siege of careless gaming.

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