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    Unique ID Code: 0000014529
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    Added on: 26/2/2001 20:38
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    Luzhin Defence, The (UK)

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    His love dictates every move
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 104 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    `The Luzhin Defence` tells the story of a chess Grand Master (John Turturro; `The Big Lebowski`, `O` Brother Where Art Thou`) who arrives in the Italian lakes to play the match of his life and unexpectedly finds the love of his life.

    Luzhin, a tortured genius exploited by his teacher, has become an introverted weirdo, prone to outbursts of indecipherable nonsense in between furious strategising. Luzhin`s passion for chess has become his refuge from the real world.

    Natalia (Emily Watson; `Angela`s Ashes) is matched up by her family to the very suitable Comte de Stassard. When she meets Luzhin she is drawn to the erratic genius and offers him a glimpse outside of his chess obsession. But it is a world he is not equipped to deal with, and his two worlds collide to tragic effect...

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Marleen Gorris

    Written By:

    Fabio Sartor
    Christopher Thompson
    Stuart Wilson
    Geraldine James
    Emily Watson
    John Turturro

    Casting By:
    Celestia Fox

    Soundtrack By:
    Alexandre Desplat

    Director of Photography:
    Bernard Lutic

    Michiel Reichwein

    Costume Designer:
    Jany Temime

    Production Designer:
    Tony Burrough

    Caroline Wood
    Eric Robison
    Leo Pescarolo
    Philippe Guez
    Stephen Evans
    Louis Becker
    Péter Barbalics

    Executive Producer:
    Jody Patton

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