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Chess Fever (Shakhmatnaya goryachka) (1925)

Chess Fever
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Jose Raul Capablanca Jose Raul Capablanca
The World Champion
Vladimir Fogel Vladimir Fogel
The Hero
Anna Zemtsova Anna Zemtsova
The Heroine
Zakhar Darevsky Zakhar Darevsky
Mikhail Zharov Mikhail Zharov
House Painter
Anatoli Ktorov Anatoli Ktorov
Tram Passenger


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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his neglect of her, but wherever she goes she finds that she cannot escape chess. On the brink of giving up, she meets the world champion, Capablanca himself, with interesting results.
Release date: 21 December 1925
Tags: Silent (1), Short Film (1), Soviet Union (1), 1920s (1), 1925 (1)
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Nosoki rated this 7/10 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Soviet Silent Films (64 movies items)

"As far as I know there was a huge international chess happening in Moscow in the mid 20's. This funny little short makes fun of the chess fever of the time."


Darth Brutus rated this 8/10 10 months, 1 week ago
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