Country: Austria, Germany
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Cast: Oliver Masucci, Albrecht Schuch, Samuel Finzi, Birgit Minichmayr,
Runtime: 108 min.
Chess, history, surrealism
To withstand the psychological torture of the Gestapo, a lawyer imprisoned by the Nazis rescues himself in the world of chess.
Film adaptation of Stefan Zweig's novel.
Awards & Festivals:
Entry for Academy Awards (Oscars) from Germany for Best International Feature Film
Bavarian Film Award – Best Actor, Best Production
German Film Awards, Nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Feature Film, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Visual Effects