Werner von Basil Claire Bloom After happening to be on the same cruise liner as a group of chess enthusiasts and the world chess champion Czentovic, he incidentally stumbles across their game against the champion. Become a BFI Champion. Following the occupation and annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany , the country’s monarchists i. They have a pretty impressive collection. Ailish Sinclair Stories and photos from Scotland. In other words, the war offers not so much a setting as a prerequisite for the plot; the story could be as well be set in Airstrip One and nearly forty years after the end of the war.
Yes No Report this. Classic crime, thrillers and mystery book reviews. Her ballet skills are not quite up to scratch, though; director Oswald mercifully shows us just a few seconds of her quasi-balletic teetering. After happening to be on the same cruise liner as a group of chess enthusiasts and the world chess champion Czentovic, he incidentally stumbles across their game against the champion. History – In the run up to the Nazi takeover of Austria, Werner was influential in smuggling artworks and other cultural treasures out of the country—notably those of the Roman Catholic Church—to keep them safe from the greedy fingers of the Reich.
Czentovic immediately suggests a return game to restore his honour. Main navigation for mobiles. When she is unsuccessful, Berger has von Basil arrested the same evening. Cinematic Scribblings Thoughts on film from one of those wonderful people out there in the dark. Von Basil doesn’t take the bishop’s warnings about the threat for him too seriously. Must think further on this.
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Never heard of it until right this minute — thanks John and good to know it is available on DVD. Films directed by Gerd Oswald.
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In the questioning, von Basil drops Berger in it and feels the sympathy the present Irene feels for him. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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Just so that Werner can loathe him even more, Berger has made a mistress out of the woman Werner loves, prima ballerina Irene Andreny Bloom.
Blimey, a bit pricey though. The crew welcome him aboard with every reverence, but it seems that all he wants to do is cower in schacchnovelle cabin. Learn how your comment data is processed. Yes No Report this. Even as Berger discovers his secret and deprives him of the book, von Basil plays chess against himself in his mind. Von Basil has all his personal belongings taken from him; the only variety in his every-day routine is the guardian who provides him with food.
A flashback tells the stranger’s story: Synopsis Story of an Austrian intellectual at the time of the Nazi invasion of Austria, who during a brain-washing process is able to master the chess game to schqchnovelle.
Bloom is at her most radiant as Irene, able with the merest inclination of an eyelash to convey mirth or disapproval. My account of Schachnovelle is a contribution to that collection.