Dangerous Moves

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Dangerous Moves
Dangerous Moves film poster.jpg
Directed by Richard Dembo
Produced by Arthur Cohn
Martine Marignac
Written by Richard Dembo
Starring Michel Piccoli
Alexandre Arbatt
Liv Ullmann
Release dates
  • 25 April 1984 (1984-04-25)
Running time 110 minutes
Country France
Switzerland
Language French

Dangerous Moves is a 1984 French-language film about chess, directed by Richard Dembo and starring Michel Piccoli and Alexandre Arbatt. Its original French title is La diagonale du fou ("The Fool's Diagonal", referring to the chess piece called the bishop in English but the fool in French). The film was a co-production between companies in France and Switzerland. It tells the story of two very different men competing in the final match of the World Chess Championship. One is a 52-year-old Soviet Jew who holds the title, and the other is a 35-year-old genius who defected to the West several years earlier.

Awards

The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1984;1 it was submitted by the Swiss government, and gave that nation its first Oscar win. It also won the Prix Louis Delluc, the Prix de l'Académie du Cinéma and the César Award for Best Debut.

Cast

Soundtrack

The CD soundtrack composed by Gabriel Yared is available on Music Box Records label (website).

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 

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