Uncovered (film)

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Directed byJim McBride
Written byArturo Pérez-Reverte (novel)
Jim McBride
Michael Hirst
Jack Baran
Produced byEnrique Posner
Jack Baran
StarringKate Beckinsale
John Wood
Sinéad Cusack
Paudge Behan
Art Malik
Edited byEva Gardos
Music byPhilippe Sarde
Distributed byCiby 2000
Release dates
  • May 1994 (1994-05) (France)
  • 5 January 1995 (1995-01-05) (Germany)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Uncovered is a 1994 thriller film based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte's The Flanders Panel. It was directed by Jim McBride. Kate Beckinsale stars as the main character Julia.


Julia, an art restorer living in Barcelona, Spain, discovers a painted-over message on a 1471 Flemish masterpiece called La partida de ajedrez (The Chess Game) reading "Qvis Necavit Eqvitem", written in Latin (English: "Who killed the knight?").

With the help of her old friend and father-figure, the flamboyantly homosexual César, who lives at Casa Batlló, and Domenec, a local chess genius Julia found in Park Güell, Julia works to uncover the mystery of a 500-year-old murder. At the same time, however, Julia faces danger of her own, as several people helping her along her search are also murdered.



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