The Luzhin defence
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,
A lush historical drama from Dutch director Marlene Gorris, The Luzhin Defense is set in Como, a gorgeous northern Italian lakeside town located at the foot of the Alps. The year is 1929, and Alexander Luzhin (John Turturro) is a talented Russian chess player travelling to Como by train for the World Chess Championship. Also on his train is Natalia (Emily Watson), who is journeying to Como to meet her mother Vera (Geraldine James) at their posh lakeside hotel. Vera wants Natalia to settle down with the right -- meaning rich -- man, and duly tries to set her up with Jean (Christopher Thompson), a French count. However, Natalia instead sets her sights on Luzhin, who returns her affections, and the two embark on an unusual and unpredictable love affair. Adapted from one of Vladimir Nabokov's lesser-known novels, The Luzhin Defense also features the talents of Mark Tandy and Kelly Hunter as Luzhin's parents -- seen in flashback -- and Orla Brady as his young aunt. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
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|Grouping Title||luzhin defence|
|Grouping Author||sony pictures classics|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-04 01:21:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-24 02:52:06AM|
Gorris, Marleen, 1948-
James, Geraldine, 1950-
Lutic, Bernard, 1943-2000.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Sartor, Fabio, 1954-
Turturro, John, 1957-
Watson, Emily, 1967-
Clear Blue Sky Productions.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Lantia Cinema e Audiovisivi (Firm)
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich,1899-1977.Zashchita Luzhina.
Renaissance Films (Firm)
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
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|detailed_location_vail||Vail Public Library Fic & Nonfic DVD|
|display_description||An eccentric chess master, whose unstable childhood rendered him incapable of relating well with others, finds that chess is his only escape and solace. At an Italian resort, where he is favored to win a prestigious chess championship, he meets and falls in love with a caring woman. When a former mentor turned jealous saboteur tries to destroy his confidence, the fragile genius may lose more than just the big game.|
|owning_library_vail||Vail Public Library|
|owning_location_vail||Vail Public Library|
|subject_facet||Chess -- Tournaments -- Drama|
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|title_display||The Luzhin defence|
|title_full||The Luzhin defence [videorecording] / a Sony Pictures Classics release, Renaissance Films in association with Clear Blue Sky Productions presents a Renaissance & Ice 3 production in association with Lantia Cinema e Audiovisivi, Magic Media & France 2 Cinéma, a Marleen Gorris film ; producers, Caroline Wood, Stephen Evans, Louis Becker ... [and others] ; screenplay writer, Peter Berry ; director, Marleen Gorris|
|title_short||The Luzhin defence|
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