Die Grünstein-Variante (1985)

04/19/1985 (DE) Drama 1h 45m
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The plot revolves around three men waiting to be deported in a prison. To escape the monotony, they form chess pieces from their bread rations, with which they then play against each other. Grünstein, a Polish Jew, proves to be a real talent, because although he is a beginner, he manages to defeat even the experienced player Lodeck, a German sailor, with his "Grünstein Variant".

  1. Bernhard Wicki

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Wolfgang Kohlhaase


  3. Ludwig Turek


Top Billed Cast

  1. Klaus Schwarzkopf

    Klaus Schwarzkopf


  2. Fred Düren

    Fred Düren


  3. Rolf Hoppe

    Rolf Hoppe


  4. Jörg Gudzuhn

    Jörg Gudzuhn


  5. Arno Wyzniewski

    Arno Wyzniewski


  6. Rolf Ludwig

    Rolf Ludwig


  7. Willi Schrade

    Willi Schrade


  8. Hubert Gleissner


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Die Grünstein-Variante

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Original Language German

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