A Lawyer Imprisoned by the Nazis Finds Refuge in the Game of Kings in CHESS STORY, a Lavish Period Drama Starring Dark's Oliver Masucci, Arriving on DVD/Digital on April 11, 2023 from Film Movement.
Vienna, 1938: Austria is occupied by the Nazis. Dr. Josef Bartok (Oliver Masucci) is preparing to flee to America when he is arrested by the Gestapo. As a former notary to the deposed Austrian aristocracy, he is instructed to hand over access to their private bank accounts.
Refusing to cooperate, Bartok is locked in solitary confinement by the local secret police operative Böhm (Albrecht Schuch). Just as his mind is beginning to crack, he happens upon a book of famous chess matches. To withstand the torture of isolation, Bartok disappears into the world of chess, maintaining his fragile sanity only by memorizing every move...
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