The Chess Players

The Chess Players

Downloadable Video - 1977
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Circa British rule in India, two slightly eccentric noblemen in India, indulge in chess, day and night, without any regard to the change in the situation, personal life, and the eminent threat of the British taking over their region, becoming a harsh reality. Even when they are forced to leave their comfortable homes, they continue to play chess in the mosquito-ridden outdoors, with two loaded pistols, ready to oppose the British, or even themselves, if need be.
Publisher: [India]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1977]
Copyright Date: ©1977
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 55 min. 22 sec.)) : sound, color


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Mar 31, 2015

juxtaposition of the non-violent war of two aristocrats and their all-day chess games and the non-violent surrender in 1856 of the king of Oudh to the British, who weren't satisfied with some of his money and decided they would take it all.

a very interesting way of presenting this piece of Indian history. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. This is the 8th Ray film I have watched and I'm looking forward to the last 3 in the HPL collection.

Mar 04, 2014

Unusual, interesting film.. It has won numerous awards! Great cast! This is not a Bollywood film..Worth seeing!

Jul 25, 2011

This DVD is not complete. I know there is MORE to this movie - which is missing on this DVD!

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