Beautiful, interesting, incredible cinema.
Whacky and at times humorous, but all too often banal, basic, and sluggish.
70/100 - Good.
dumb little hat! "there's no place for me in this world"
Emily, watch this! it's how we feel about diplomacy.
Cocasse et très drôle! Beaucoup d'émotions et des images très intéressantes des années 20 soviétiques. On a même droit à une joke de cul, ce qui, pour 1925, était fort surprenant!
Wonderfully wacky silent comedy short from master of montage Pudovkin. Lots of fun.
Lots of laughs.
Please show us more of these Russian 1920s films. They really are fascinating. I love this one and "Bed and Sofa".
worth the watch.
Great absurd humour! It could be a contemporary film if we change chess for football, right?
I found the ending a bit disappointing though...
Just perfect! I've never believed that I'd laugh so much like now!
Chess as a kind of zombie invasion. Inventive, observant and funny.
"I love you, but all you love is chess." Hilarious! (Nabokov is said to have found inspiration here for his brilliant The Luzhin Defense.)
★★★★ Garry Kasparov's favourite movie... maybe?
If you wonder about why Russians dominate the chess for decades and seeing Capablanca in a movie, you're in the right place.