Dangerous Moves

Overview

Michel Piccoli plays a Russian chess genius in the Swiss-filmed Dangerous Moves. He is pitted against Soviet exile Alexandre Arbatt, who since childhood has dreamed of nothing but defeating Piccoli. Both men soon become obsessed with winning: already suffering from a weak heart, Piccoli courts a coronary, while the increasingly paranoid Arbatt is convinced that his opponent is spying on him from every corner. The KGB enters into the game by attempting to sabotage Arbatt, hoping that by doing so they will ...
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Overview

Michel Piccoli plays a Russian chess genius in the Swiss-filmed Dangerous Moves. He is pitted against Soviet exile Alexandre Arbatt, who since childhood has dreamed of nothing but defeating Piccoli. Both men soon become obsessed with winning: already suffering from a weak heart, Piccoli courts a coronary, while the increasingly paranoid Arbatt is convinced that his opponent is spying on him from every corner. The KGB enters into the game by attempting to sabotage Arbatt, hoping that by doing so they will discredit everyone who's ever publicly opposed the Soviet government. Arbatt's wife Liv Ullmann, long detained in Russia, is released for the purpose of ruining Arbatt's concentration. The matter is "solved" by Piccoli, who pulls out of the game for health reasons. Arbatt is not disgraced, but he will never have the personal satisfaction of knowing that he could have beaten Piccoli. Dangerous Moves was the 1984 recipient of the "best foreign-language picture" Academy Award.
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Special Features

New 16x9 transfer made from a high definition master; Producer's perspective: A brief conversation with producer Arthur Cohn (The Garden of the Finzi Contini's, One Day in September); Essay by film historian Ronald Falzone
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • UPC: 037429176320
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Homevision
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michel Piccoli Akiva Liebskind
Alexandre Arbatt Pavius Fromm
Leslie Caron Henia Liebskind
Liv Ullmann Marina
Daniel Olbrychski Tac-Tac
Michel Aumont Kerossian
Serge Avedikian Fadenko
Pierre Michael Yachvili
Pierre Vial Anton Heller
Wojciech Pszoniak Felton
Jean-Hugues Anglade Miller
Hubert Saint-Macary Foldes
Bernhard Wicki Puhl
Olivier Beer Journalist
Guy Braucourt Journalist
Jean-Paul Eydoux Carsen
Piotr Kaminski Journalist
Yaseen Khan The Magic Hindu
Constantin Melnik Colonel of the KGB
Willy Nicoidsky Prof. Polotin
Alain Rimoux Dr. Randelier
Mathieu Schiffman Journalist
Albert Simono Dalcroze
Marcel Tassimot Protazanov
Jacques Boudet Stuffli
Sylvie Granotier Judge Dombert
Benoit Regent Barrabal
Technical Credits
Richard Dembo Director, Screenwriter
Pierre Albert Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Cohn Producer
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer
Agnès Guillemot Editor
Ivan Maussion Art Director
Dominque Piez Makeup
Gabriel Yared Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Live to See 120 [5:35]
2. Secret Rendezvous [5:05]
3. Press Conference [4:07]
4. The Game Begins [5:34]
5. Original Variation [5:24]
6. Safe Harbor [4:00]
7. A Draw [5:41]
8. Annulment [5:38]
9. Head Games [8:17]
10. Settling the Score [4:53]
11. Smoking the Competition [7:47]
12. Chess Pains [5:07]
13. The Match Resumes [5:40]
14. The Pawn [6:38]
15. Reunited [3:59]
16. The Match Wears On [7:05]
17. Critical Condition [4:45]
18. Final Match [5:10]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Producer's Perspective
      Play Interview
      Filmography
   Be7++
   Subtitles: On
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