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"The Chess Players:" from the great Satyajit Ray, as great

as any director who has ever lived, comes this fascinating tale of two great friends who, much to the chagrin of their wives, become passionately addicted to chess. Meanwhile, the British East India Company, with the full support of the British forces, is taking over the entire country. The king of the last area province, facing a certain and violent defeat, mulls his fate. He is a king who realizes his lords have grown accustomed to leisure--- and he himself is an accomplished poet and writer, not a man at arms.
Not only an affecting look at friendship, the film also exposes the tortured relationship between subject and empire.
The acting is superb, featuring 3 of India's greatest actors in the lead roles.
Streaming on MUBI along with many others of this master's films. It may also be available on Kanopy as are several others of his better films.


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Topic - "The Chess Players:" from the great Satyajit Ray, as great - tinear 11:03:45 01/13/21 (6)

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