The Coldest Game
|Producer:||Daniel Baur, Krzysztof Terej, Piotr Wozniak-Starak|
|Screenwriter:||Lukasz Kosmicki, Marcel Sawicki|
|Editor:||Krzysztof Arszennik, Robert Gryka, Wolfgang Weigl|
|Cast:||Bill Pullman, Robert Więckiewicz, Lotte Verbeek, Aleksey Serebryakov|
The Coldest Game is an exciting and engaging Cold War thriller set in October 1962, at the peak of the Cuban Crisis, written and directed by Lukasz Kosmicki.
Set in Poland, the film stars Bill Pullman as Joshua Mansky, an alcoholic and former US chess champion and Princeton Professor who is recruited into the world of espionage by a seductive CIA agent (played by Lotte Verbeek). Suddenly thrust in to centre of conflict between the world's superpowers, Mansky must compete against Gavrylow, the Soviet champion (played by Evgenij Sydikhin) at the historic Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, against a backdrop of geopolitical high tension, while a secret mission for gathering intel from an informant, a Soviet officer with the codename Gift is underway.
As the military crisis escalates during the match, the game takes on symbolic significance. As the Americans are in danger of losing both games – the chess match and the more significant one for world domination – they must start playing dirty, too.