The Luzhin Defence (2000)

Chess master Alexander Luzhin is staging a comeback at an international chess tournament in Italy. While there, he becomes enchanted by a German woman. His former teacher also seeks revenge on him through psychological terrorizing. The story is a bit incredulous, but Luzhin, played masterfully by John Turturro, draws immediate sympathy as the near autistic chess player.

It's a nice movie all around and we see hints of grace in the madness of it all.

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