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

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$101,218 (USA) (8 November 2013)
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Pauline: Peter, did you ever stop and ask yourself how many squares are on a chess board?
Bishton: 64. It's an 8 by 8 grid.
Pauline: Well... but don't you see how limited that is?
Bishton: No, it's actually very complex once you start to think about it as a programming problem. Just the number of possible games explodes exponentially with each move, it's close to 10 to the 120th power. And to try and compute all those games might take even longer than humanity would be around to do so.
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What a film! Existential comedy on Computer Chess Convention?
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This is a masterpiece of simplicity and intelligence. Beautifully shot with a PortaPak camera in early 80's style, or at least it looks like one. Story of passionate people in search for love. Computer Chess! What a wonderful idea to gather a plot. Specially when you have a drop of new age religion involved and strong sexual energy restrained. Sincerely humorous, this film hits the point. Specially in today's technology-obsessed universe. Acting is so convincing and natural that one can easily think of it as a documentary, but its not - its art. Reminds on early Cassavetes. I will definitely wait for Bujalski's next film. Personally, best at Berlinale 2013. Love this film.


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