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The Chess Player

The Chess Player Luis Oliveros

After Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Chess Championship he meets a beautiful French journalist called Marianne and they soon marry and have a daughter. But when the Spanish Civil War breaks out and his best friend is assassinated, Mariana convinces Diego to move to France; fate deals them a cruel hand when Diego is accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. His survival and the opportunity to reunite with his wife and daughter will depend now on his frequent chess matches with Nazi Colonel Maier.

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