#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies. The veteran Akiva is a Soviet Jew and ferocious Communist, master of his game but also dealing with a declining health while the young and restless genius Pavius has defected to the West to escape from the Communism tentacles. Their differences will be put to test while they’re both competing in the World Chess Championship, with a huge prize at stake just as much as the political ideologies behind those characters.
Plot: World Chess Champion Akiva Liebskind (Michel Piccoli) faces his former pupil Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt), who defected to the West from the Soviet Union five years earlier, for the World Chess Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. The tension and strategies between the players draw parallels to the political conflicts and ideologies between East and West during the Cold War.
Smart Tags: #chess #jew #escape #communism #communist #championship #chess_piece #game_of_go #reference_to_johann_wolfgang_von_goethe #reference_to_aleksandr_pushkin #reference_to_josef_stalin #doctor_patient_relationship #surprise #anti_social_behavior #lesson #eating #food #chess_grandmaster #young_pioneer #stress_test #teacher_student_relationship
|6.7/10 Votes: 1,250|
|6 Votes: 22 Popularity: 3.987|
Interesting but definitely not for everyone.
“Dangerous Moves” is a French film that in some ways is a fictionalization involving the chess champ, Bobby Fischer mixed with some Cold War dramatics. The film is about a long-anticipated match between a Russian Grand Champion (Liebskind) and a Russian expatriate Grand Champion (Fromm). Liebskind is older and ill–and he and the agents from his country are trying to hide this from everyone. Fromm is a nut-case (like Fischer)–very, very, very demanding and amazingly neurotic. Neither man likes the other and due to Fromm’s weird antics, it’s not even certain that the match will take place. And, when it does, both players threaten to derail it repeatedly.
The film is an interesting character study of two seriously disturbed and difficult to like men. I appreciated this, as most films feature more one-dimensional and predictable characters. However, many will blanch at the film’s slow pacing and that so much of the film takes place at the match–making it a hard-sell to most viewers–plus there is no hero to root for–just two very determined oddballs. It is very good but also for a very narrow audience. Worth seeing, though, if you are very patient or have a background working in mental health. Otherwise, there might just be some better French films you might want to see first.
Sadly this film did not age well
I’m a chess player and somehow I imagine that the film will be about chess after reading the description. Well, the truth is that chess does show a little here and there; the chessboard and the game itself is very little shown and I considering that many people may not know chess is reasonable to keep a balance.. but they sincerely could have done better. The main characters are hard to like, due to little construction and the acting is way over the top with “Pavius”the young one. The personal dramas were interesting but presented in a sort of confusing way that there was not time to understand what was going on. Frankly, if you are interested in chess and films you may see it for curiosity but not for quality or entertainment. Chess is fascinating and Im sure that you could a good movie out of this one, maybe a remake?
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (France), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Switzerland), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (USA), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Sport, Thriller
Director Richard Dembo
Writer Richard Dembo
Actors Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt, Liv Ullmann
Country France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 3 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1, 1.78 : 1, 1.85 : 1
Laboratory LTC Joinville
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Agfa-Gevaert)