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The Unorthodox Defense

Thursday, December 24th, 2015


Drama, WWI Period Piece


When former chess grandmaster Akiba Rubinstein is picked out of a Nazi work camp lineup by the camp's commander, he has no idea he is about to take up chess as his livelihood once again. Only this time, the stakes he is to play for are much, much higher.


Noam Rabinovitch

Produced by

Noam Rabinovitch


Norm MacQueen: Akiba Rubinstein
Guy Buller: Rudolph Junke
Celine Filion: Doctor
Dan Desmarais: Jacob
Sako Torossian: Ossip
Ryan Acheson: Soldier
Ethan Bungay: Soldier
Carlson Colomb: Soldier
Justin Schmueck: Soldier
Ryan Rapinda: Soldier
Ryan Stewart: Soldier
Joel Guindon: Inmate
Bernard Leveille: Inmate
Alex Mayer: Inmate
Tristan McIntosh: Inmate
Michael Pilon: Inmate
Joel Pleet: Inmate
David Soper: Inmate
Colin Rideout: Chess Player
Don Rideout: Chess Player
Patrick Brodie: Chess Player
Wolf Schmueck: Chess Player


Mike Doiron: Producer
Roger Wilson: Cinematography
Damon Cox: Editor
Zena Fares: Costume Design
Pina Cava: Hair & Makeup
Wayne Corey: Camera Assistant
Jonathan Belanger: Key Grip
Damon Cox: Sound
Rebecca Mamane: Sound
Justin Schmueck: Sound
Alex Major: Original Music
Don Rideout: Props