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The Chess Player

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[[Feature~V89315~The Chess Player~lejoueurdechecs]] ([[Feature~V99067~Le Jouer D'Echecs~lejouerdechecs]]) is based on an old European fable about a despotic king who came to grief via his obsession with a mechanical chess-playing machine. For the purposes of this film, the fable is incorporated in an inspirational story about a young, courageous Polish woman, a patriot in the Joan of Arc mold. The action takes place during the reign of Czarish Catherine II, when Poland was under the thumb of the...more

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