Directed by: Jim McBride
Written by: Jim McBride, Jack Baran, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Michael Hirst
Produced by: Denise O'Dell, Enrique Posner, Jack Baran
Other cast: John Wood, Sinéad Cusack, Paudge Behan, Peter Wingfield
Release date: January 5, 1995 (Germany)
Running time: 1h 43min
While restoring an old painting showing a woman and two men playing chess, Julia discovers the text "Who killed the knight" underneath the paint. The owner of the painting tells her that one of his forefathers was killed, the painting might identify the murderer. When Julia's friend is killed she understands that there is more to it. She consults Domenec, a chess genius who reconstructs the game from the painting. With any piece he takes, somebody dies.