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The Royal Game (2021)

Philipp Stölzl, 2021

VS3

Chess Story
Stefan Zweig, 1942

The Royal Game is a movie directed by Philipp Stölzl in 2021 and based on the book Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, first published in 1942. The movie features Oliver Masucci, Rolf Lassgård, Albrecht Schuch, Birgit Minichmayr, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Samuel Finzi, and others.

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Storyline

While the Nazi troops march into Vienna in 1938, the lawyer Josef Bartok hastily tries to escape to the USA with his wife but is arrested by the Gestapo. Bartok remains steadfast and refuses to cooperate with the Gestapo that requires confidential information from him. Thrown into solitary confinement, Bartok is psychologically tormented for months and begins to weaken.

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Poster of The Royal Game, the 2021 movie by Philipp Stölzl

Year

2021

Minutes

110

Movie Rate

7.60

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Movie

The Royal Game

Original title: Schachnovelle

Country: Germany

Year: 2021

Length: 1h50m

Cover of Chess Story, the 1942 book by Stefan Zweig

Year

1942

Pages

104

Book Rate

8.58

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Book

Chess Story

Original title: Schachnovelle

Country: Austria

First published in: 1942

Length: 104 pages

Genre: Fiction

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