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  1. Jesús's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Lo genial de las películas mudas es que nos recuerdan la potencia del cine, de la imagen.

  2. Seesaw's rating of the film Chess Fever

    At the end, its all about a man and a woman. What remains is the expression of innocence.

  3. lesminho's rating of the film Chess Fever

  4. Juan Javier's rating of the film Chess Fever

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Rien que pour la présence du fantasque Fogel, de film en film, inoubliable... www.cinefiches.com

  6. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Chess Fever

    This story could work even today as Norway is going through it's own Chess Fever these last years (due to having the World Champion Magnus Carlsen). This Russian comedic short has some similarities of the best that Keaton and Chaplin offered at the time and the basic premise is original. The filming of Chess heroes border on Russian propaganda though as the camera lovingly get them to pose and smile for it.

  7. Laura's rating of the film Chess Fever

    So charming, so funny, a joy!!

  8. dionysus67's rating of the film Chess Fever

    It lacks the typically adventurous montage sequences of the Soviet school, yet this is a magnificent little story about dialectical movement. The initial standpoints of the young man and his fiancée, as each is absorbed into their particular goals, (chess, love respectively) get eventually reconciled in a vibrant city, marked by the power of chance and contingency. A very funny film of gags, uniting brain and heart.

  9. misu's rating of the film Chess Fever

  10. tidal waif's rating of the film Chess Fever

    inside my chesst, within my soul's deepest rechesses, i see you dear, my Garden of the cHes[s]perides! Chessnoe pionerskoe...

  11. Matija's rating of the film Chess Fever

    quite funny, Capablanca is having a hard time looking away from the camera :)

  12. aaa88's rating of the film Chess Fever

    It seems there is a little hole in the screenplay. Funny, anyway.

  13. Marco Della Motta's rating of the film Chess Fever

  14. anarresti's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Such high concentrated doses of cuteness, chess and romantic tragicomic antics. It had to work!

  15. Marco Bevilacqua's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Aesthetically interesting, in some points an avant-garde use of montage and recording techniques. A funny commedy at the end but there isn't an original approach to telling the story. Seems to be like a classic American comedy movie of that time in terms of content.

  16. matteo carini's rating of the film Chess Fever

    funny and typical of those russian generations, for the chess lovers it is a treat to see Capablanca in there...

  17. Polyglot's rating of the film Chess Fever

    This is the funniest Russian film I've ever seen.

  18. msmichel's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Wildly entertaining silent short from directors Pudovkin (Storm Over Asia) and Shpikovsky that revels in a comedic portrayal of a young couple being kept apart by.....chess? Full of wonderful sight gags and perfectly timed at a breezy 25 minutes. Best in show has to be the baby and the flyer.

  19. between7skies's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Pricless silent, tender humour, LOL my way through the movie. Russian have a magic touch with cinema.

  20. Willyzacc's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Sympa ce petit court, drôle et inventif. Vive le cinéma Russe!

  21. Jason's rating of the film Chess Fever

    The primary take-away from this not-very-funny little comedy (which is also not particularly inventive in its montage, despite the pedigree of its formalizers) is that the stupidities of the quotidian obsessions of regular citizens have never been particularly unforgivable nor likely to produce much amusement in those who do not possess a kind of easy and blithe fondness for their own illusions of superiority.

  22. Kamran's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Whacky and at times humorous, but all too often banal, basic, and sluggish. 70/100 - Good.

  23. Emily O's rating of the film Chess Fever

    dumb little hat! "there's no place for me in this world"

  24. JD Tastad's rating of the film Chess Fever

    Emily, watch this! it's how we feel about diplomacy.

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