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Chess Story (2021)

12 01/13/2023 (US) HistoryDramaWarThriller 1h 52m

He turned resistance into a game


1938. While the Nazi troops march into Vienna, the lawyer Josef Bartok hastily tries to escape to the USA with his wife but is arrested by the Gestapo. Bartok remains steadfast and refuses to cooperate with the Gestapo that requires confidential information from him. Thrown into solitary confinement, Bartok is psychologically tormented for months and begins to weaken. However, when he steals an old book about chess it sets him on course to overcome the mental suffering inflicted upon him, until it becomes a dangerous obsession.

  1. Philipp Stölzl


  2. Stefan Zweig


  3. Eldar Grigorian


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  1. Oliver Masucci

    Oliver Masucci

    Dr. Josef Bartok

  2. Albrecht Schuch

    Albrecht Schuch

    Franz-Josef Böhm

  3. Birgit Minichmayr

    Birgit Minichmayr

    Anna Bartok

  4. Andreas Lust

    Andreas Lust

    Johann Prantl

  5. Samuel Finzi

    Samuel Finzi

    Alfred Koller

  6. Lukas Miko

    Lukas Miko

    Gustav Sailer

  7. Joel Basman

    Joel Basman

    Barkeeper Willem

  8. Rolf Lassgård

    Rolf Lassgård

    Owen McConnor

  9. Clemens Berndorff

    Clemens Berndorff

    Dr. Swoboda

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Chess Story
Chess Story

Original Title Schachnovelle

Status Released

Original Language German

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