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Mikan no taikyoku (1982)

 -  Drama  -  20 April 1984 (USA)
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Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian version of chess)... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Rinsaku Matsunami
Misako Konno ...
Tomoe
Nobuko Otowa
Hideji Ôtaki
Yoshiko Mita
Tsukasa Itô
Junichi Ishida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peng Du ...
Guan Xiaochuan
Zongying Huang ...
Kuang Yuanzhi
Danping Shen ...
Xiong Ahui
Guanchu Shen ...
Kuang Aming
Daolin Sun ...
Kuang Yishan
Shaokang Yu ...
Dr. Zhang
Lei Zhang ...
Xiao Ahui
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Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian version of chess). It soon becomes evident that the Chinese master's son is the most talented player that the Japanese master has ever encountered, and he convinces the boy's father to let him bring the child back to Japan to train him as a professional Go player. Years pass, and as the young Chinese master grows to maturity in Japan, the Japanese invasion of China forces him to choose between his triumphant career and his loyalty to his native country. His decision is complicated by his marriage to the daughter of the Japanese master, with whom he has produced a child. His choice will profoundly alter the lives of two families. Their saga serves as a reflection of the tragic relations between their two great countries, and the possibility of reconciliation and healing. Written by Simon Levy <levy@cs.brandeis.edu>

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go | game of go

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Great film, not a surprise that it won in Canadian film festival
24 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

The literal translation of the Mandarin title is "An unfinished Go Match"

Great portray of friendship, tragedy, and trust between the citizens of two countries that was torn apart by war, and their eventual uneasy reconciliation. The personal relationship is the reflection of the countries involved.


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