Directed by Gerd Oswald
Based on Stefan Zweig'g novel The
Royal Game, this fascinating psychological drama stars Curt Jürgens (The Devil's General,
The Enemy Below)as Werner Von Basil, an Austrian aristocrat
captured by the Nazis during their takeover and thrown into solitary
confinement. Once there, he is manipulated and interrogated in an effort to
force him to reveal secret military information vital to his captors.
Struggling to keep his sanity, he fights back with the only means available
to him- a book on chess hidden in his cell. Also features Claire Bloom.
B&W. 127 minutes.