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An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. Read More »
When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions Read More »
Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little Read More »
This is the true story of Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war. Read More »
Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his “manager”, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
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The Luzhin Defence (2000) Marleen Gorris, John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James, Drama, Romance
Set in the late 1920s, The Luzhin Defence tells the story of a shambling, unworldly chess Grand Master who arrives in the Italian Lakes to play the match of his life and unexpectedly finds the love of his life. Discovering his prodigious talent in boyhood overshadowed by his parents’ failing marriage, Luzhin’s lyrical passion for chess has become his refuge and rendered the real world a phantom. Already matched up by her family to the very suitable Comte de Stassard, when Natalia meets Luzhin, she is drawn to the erratic genius and offers him a glimpse outside of his chess obsession. But it is a world he is not equipped to deal with and his two worlds collide to tragic effect.
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