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The Dark Horse, Movie, 2014 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Genesis (working title named after main character)
  • El renacer de un campeˇn (Colombia)
  • Das Talent des Genesis Potini (Germany)
  • Το μαύρο άλογο (Greece)
  • S÷tÚt vezÚr (Hungary)
  • Parash boded (Israel)
  • Czarny kon (Poland)
  • Тёмная лоша (Russia)

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dsl SX

2017-01-16 16:25


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Filmed in NZ - mainly Gisborne, plus a bit in Auckland. Based on events which occurred in 2000 - the true story of Genesis Potini, a speed-chess champion who has "mental issues" but regains direction by running a chess club for disadvantaged/delinquent kids. An amazing film - in Britain we produce sentimental shite like Billy Elliot to portray similar themes - but in NZ they make real gritty stuff without trying to manipulate your emotions from a calculated filming-by-numbers template. One of the best films I've seen for a long time - maybe up there with One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, so don't expect a fluffy Sunday-night-on-the-sofa-with-a-mug-of-cocoa experience.

Racer in a wall picture at Auckland chess club
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- early McLaren??

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