Dangerous Moves | 1984

Drama
Aging Soviet chess champion Akiva Liebskind arrives in Geneva to face off against his former student Pavius Fromm in a World Championship match. Pavius is a defector from the USSR, and the Soviet authorities threaten to ...more
Director: Richard Dembo
Writers: Richard Dembo
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Akiva Liebskind

Actor

... Pavius Fromm

Actor

... Henia

Actor

... Marina

Actor

... Tac-Tac

Actor

... Kerossian

Actor

... Fadenko

Actor

... Yachvili

Actor

... Anton Heller

Actor

... Felton

Actor

... Miller

Actor

... Foldes

Actor

Company

Cecilia Films

Production Company

Synopsis

Aging Soviet chess champion Akiva Liebskind arrives in Geneva to face off against his former student Pavius Fromm in a World Championship match. Pavius is a defector from the USSR, and the Soviet authorities threaten to harm Akiva's family if he does not defeat the rogue player. Determined to shame Pavius, the government brings the wife he left behind to the game, attempting to unnerve him as the stress of the match takes its toll on both men.

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