Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Didier Bourguignon, Sean Chapman, Bruno CéCillon, Ken Duken, Claude Duneton, Jean-Marie Frin, Joseph Frost, Thomas Heinze, Gottfried John and others
who runs a courageous underground railroad for Jews in France, the Nazis kidnap her son Thomas, a brilliant 11-year-old chess master. An exchange arrangement goes awry and he sees her die in a hail of bullets; but he is rescued by his American father, whom he has never met before. Queen Maria had solemnly entrusted her little pawn Thomas with a precious secret and a terrifying mission, and it was time for him to move. A pawn may become an important piece by slowly, quietly advancing all the way through the enemy's ranks. Or a pawn may die trying. Retreat is what a pawn can never do.