Schachnovelle

Королевская игра

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. 
2021, Austria, Germany, 108 min., 16+
Director:
Philipp Stölzl
Cast:
Oliver Masucci, Albrecht Schuch, Samuel Finzi, Birgit Minichmayr, Andreas Lust
Language:
German
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

Currently on screen