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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD9503D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137950394
  • Street Date: 12/12/17
  • PreBook Date: 11/07/17
  • Label: Filmrise »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 75 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2016
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Magnus Carlsen
  •       Garry Kasparov
  •       Viswanathan Anand
  • Director: Benjamin Ree
  • Producer: Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen


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Norwegian documentary filmmaker Benjamin Ree presents a captivating story of Magnus Calrsen, who was once bullied as an introverted 13-year-old boy, yet grew up to become a World Chess Champion. The use of home movies and archival footage records a unique coming-of-age story, revealing a remarkable boy's determination to achieve success.


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Sales Points

  • 79% 'Fresh' on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Award Winning Documentary will appeal to chess fans!

Press Quotes

The loneliness of the long-distance chess grandmaster is affectingly conveyed in 'Magnus,' an intimate portrait of the game's reigning champ, 25-year-old Magnus Carlsen.

     —Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

The movie assumes that a chronicle of Magnus's rise will be enough to keep the audience hooked. That turns out to be the right call.

     —Owen Gleiberman, Variety

Ree makes things easy for people who don't play chess, deftly pacing Carlsen's triumphs and failures and milking the suspense as 'the Mozart of chess' employs his intuition to win ...

     —Daphne Howland, Village Voice

An engaging study of a beautiful but mysterious mind, which also reveals the stressful nature of world-class chess tournaments and raises the deep question of where intelligence actually comes from.

     —Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine


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