24th Athens International Film Festival

Pawn Sacrifice

2/10/2015, 22:00, Odeon Όπερα 1

The real-life chronicle of the legendary face-off between American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and Soviet genius Boris Spassky in Reykjavík in 1972. Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber are engaged in a cold chessboard war in a feverish biopic that will knock your socks off. Checkmate!

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (an excellent Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire, in the face of its most famous star player, while dozens of reporters arrive to report on the crucial game. Based on true events, Edward Zwick's film charts a suspenseful battle seen all around the world, the terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Edward Zwick
Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Steven Knight
Φωτογραφία / DoP
Bradford Young
Μουσική / Music
James Newton Howard
Μοντάζ / Editor
Steven Rosenblum
Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Liev Schreiber, Lily Rabe
Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard
Robin Weigert, Michael Stuhlbarg

USA
2014
Έγχρωμο / Color
DCP
114'
English


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