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- Summary: This film is based on the true-to-life story of the world's most renowned master of the ancient game of Go, Wu Qingyuan. (Fortissimo Films)
- Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian
- Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Romance
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80Although the story takes place during a tumultuous period, historical events never obscure the gaming genius' story. Rather it's a scrupulous examination of a somewhat naive intellectual.
75Unfolds as meditatively as a game of go. Cinematographer Wang Yu shifts easily from tranquility to violence, and he is able to turn something as simple as a man walking outdoors into a visual feast. Chang Chen, a star of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," provides a strong yet understated portrayal of Wu.