Overview

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. Peter Berry

    Screenplay

  2. Marleen Gorris

    Director

  3. Vladimir Nabokov

    Writer

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

    Valentionov

  5. Fabio Sartor

    Fabio Sartor

    Turati

Full Cast & Crew

The Luzhin Defence
The Luzhin Defence

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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 20, 2001
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

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