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The Luzhin Defence [DVD] [2000]

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    The Luzhin Defence
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • John Turturro
      John Turturro - Alexander Luzhin
    • Emily Watson
      Emily Watson - Natalia
    • Geraldine James
      Geraldine James - Vera
    • Stuart Wilson
      Stuart Wilson - Valentinov
    • Christopher Thompson
      Christopher Thompson - Jean De Stassard



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