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Computer Chess (2013)

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A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kriss Schludermann ...
ADVANTAGE Member
Tom Fletcher ...
DEEP SPEED Member
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Beuscher
Patrick Riester ...
Bishton
Kevin Bewersdorf ...
Cameraman
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MONSIEUR D'ECHECS member
Jim Lewis ...
John
Cole Noppenberg ...
CAPA X Member
Myles Paige ...
Papageorge
Gerald Peary ...
Henderson
James Curry ...
Carbray
Bob Sabiston ...
McVey
S. Kirk Walsh ...
Hotel Clerk
Daniel Metz ...
Reini Urban (as Daniel C. Metz)
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Panel Skeptic
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Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. Written by Production

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An artificially intelligent comedy from the director of Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation.

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Comedy

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7 November 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Компьютерные шахматы  »

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Box Office

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$3,000 (USA) (16 August 2013)

Gross:

$101,218 (USA) (8 November 2013)
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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Cameraman: Do you think a human being will ever beat a person at chess?
John: Oh... between a human being and a person? My money's on the computer.
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"Mysterious Woman ... herself" See more »

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Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

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It's Gonna Rain
By Collie Ryan
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Well executed
29 November 2013 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

As both a chess and AI lover this film was wonderful for me.

However it's surprisingly entertaining and funny for the average viewer too.

The cinema was alive with laughter and enjoyment. Some hilarious awkward tension with an "alternative therapy" group.

In fact quite a few awkward moments overall.

The fake documentary approach is perfectly executed. Amazing style and attention to detail.

It's in black and white and 4x3 aspect ratio. I loved it! Just don't expect a summer blockbuster.


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