The Chessplayer

YEAR 2016
PRODUCER BY Ishtar Films, Tornasol Films, Hernández y Fernández PC, Gomera Producciones A.I.E, Telemadrid
DIRECTED BY Luis Oliveros
SCREENPLAY Julio Castedo Based on a novel by Julio Castedo
STARRING Marc Clotet, Melina Matthews, Alejo Sauras, Lionel Auguste, Stefan Weinart, Pau Durà, Mike Hoffmann.   
MUSIC BY Alejandro Vivas

In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego will be accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego will try to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier’s passion for chess. 

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One of the five main production companies in Spain. It’s based in Madrid and it’s mainly dedicated to film production. It was founded in 1987.