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Chess (2003)

The Soviet chess player Anatolij meets the American chess player Freddie in Italy where a grand chess championship is held. There, their pasts and love affairs starts to affect the competition, forcing them to face their inner feelings.

Director:

Lars Rudolfsson

Writers:

Tim Rice (book), Lars Rudolfsson (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tommy Körberg ... Anatolij Sergievskij
Helen Sjöholm Helen Sjöholm ... Florence Vaszi
Anders Ekborg ... Freddie Trumper
Josefin Nilsson ... Svetlana Sergievskaja
Per Myrberg ... Alexander Molokov
Rolf Skoglund ... Domaren, Jean Jacques van Boren
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The Soviet chess player Anatolij meets the American chess player Freddie in Italy where a grand chess championship is held. There, their pasts and love affairs starts to affect the competition, forcing them to face their inner feelings.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (Sweden) See more »

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DTS (5.1 surround)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The hit single "One Night in Bangkok" was on the 1984 CHESS album, but the song was not a number in the Swedish version of the stage show. Instead, a clip of the song from the original album plays in a nightclub scene. It is the only material with lyrics by Tim Rice to appear in this version of the show. See more »

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Version of Great Performances: Chess in Concert (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Vem kunde ana (The deal)
Music by Benny Andersson (uncredited) and Björn Ulvaeus (uncredited) and lyrics by Tim Rice (uncredited)
Performed by Anders Ekborg, Tommy Körberg, Helen Sjöholm and chorus
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Incredible!
14 August 2018 | by barberic-695-574135See all my reviews

This was the first musical we ever saw live, 30 odd years ago and it is still as good today as it was then. Brilliant story, fabulous music. The songs stir emotions and have not suffered by not being sung by the original cast. Really well acted. Serious entertainment. Select surround sound and turn it up loud, just incredible. Will we be watching it again? Absolutely.


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