The Coldest Game

The Coldest Game


Łukasz Kośmicki

2019, 1 h 40 min

The beginning of the sixties. With the Cuban Missile Crisis in full swing, American secret services kidnap an outstanding mathematician, Joshua Mansky. The forgotten alcohol-abusing genius is to take part in a chess duel against a Soviet master, Gawryłow, at an international tournament at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. However, the competition only serves as a cover for a game of spies. Once the allies turn out to be enemies and it is hard to know whom to trust, Mansky has to make a decisive move which is to stop the nuclear conflict. The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

written by Łukasz Kośmicki, Marcel Sawicki
director of photography Paweł Edelman PSC
music Łukasz Targosz
production design Allan Starski
costume design Ewa Gronowska
make-up Ewa Drobiec, Agnieszka Hodowana
sound Jarosław Bajdowski, Michał Fojcik, Bartłomiej Bogacki
edited by Robert Gryka, Wolfgang Weigl BFS, Krzysztof Arszennik
casting by Jeremy Zimmermann, Nadia Lebik
cast Bill Pullman, Robert Więckiewicz, Lotte Verbeek, Aleksey Serebryakov
production Watchout Studio
produced by Piotr Woźniak-Starak, Krzysztof Terej, Daniel Baur
co-produced by TVN, NEXT FILM, Canal+, Big City Outdoor, The Story Lab, Poręczenia Kredytowe, Kosafilm, Galeria Olśnienia ® GO
executive producers Justyna Pawlak, Oliver Simon
production manager Magdalena Malisz
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by NEXT FILM

Main Competition
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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