Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.

  1. Marleen Gorris


  2. Peter Berry


  3. Vladimir Nabokov


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Turturro

    John Turturro

    Aleksandr Ivanovich 'Sascha' Luzhin

  2. Emily Watson

    Emily Watson

    Natalia Katkov

  3. Geraldine James

    Geraldine James

    Vera, Natalia's Mother

  4. Stuart Wilson

    Stuart Wilson


  5. Fabio Sartor

    Fabio Sartor


Full Cast & Crew

The Luzhin Defence
The Luzhin Defence


Status Released

Release Information

  • April 20, 2001


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget -

Revenue -



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