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The Luzhin Defence (2000)

04/20/2001 (US) RomanceDrama 1h 49m

Two worlds collide when an eccentric genius falls in love with a strong-willed society beauty.


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


  6. Peter Blythe

    Peter Blythe


  7. Orla Brady

    Orla Brady


  8. Mark Tandy

    Mark Tandy

    Luzhin's Father

  9. Kelly Hunter

    Kelly Hunter

    Luzhin's Mother

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The Luzhin Defence
The Luzhin Defence

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $1,864,747.00

Revenue -


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