The Luzhin Defence

The movie The Luzhin Defence was based on the book The Defence.

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Movie details for The Luzhin Defence

The movie was released in 2000 and directed by Marleen Gorris, who also directed Mrs. Dalloway (1997). The Luzhin Defence was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James, Stuart Wilson (II), Christopher Thompson, Fabio Sartor, Peter Blythe, Orla Brady, Mark Tandy, Kelly Hunter, Alexander Hunting, Alfredo Pea, Fabio Pasquini, Luigi Petrucci, Carlo Greco, Massimo Sarchielli, Luca Foggiano, Antonio Carli, David Ambrosi and Géza Schramek.


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Book details for The Defence

The Defence was written by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. The book was published in 1964 by Oxford University Press. More information on the book is available on

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov also wrote Lolita (1955).

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