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36 Ratings

The Dark Horse

New Zealand, 2014


A former speed-chess champion struggling with bipolar disorder (Cliff Curtis) takes over as coach of a chess team for at-risk youth, in the inspirational true story of New Zealand chess legend Genesis Potini.

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The Dark Horse Directed by James Napier Robertson

Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2015 | 2 wins including: Audience Award

San Francisco International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Best Narrative Feature (Audience Award)

Seattle International Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Film

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