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The Go Master (2006)

Wu Qingyuan (original title)
A Chinese man becomes an expert player of the traditional game of Go.


Zhuangzhuang Tian


Cheng Ah
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Chen Chang ... Wu Qingyuan
Sylvia Chang ... Shu Wen - Wu's mother
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Kensaku Segoe
Aki Fujî Aki Fujî ... Mrs. Segoe
Mansaku Fuwa Mansaku Fuwa ... Matsutaro Shoriki
Yi Huang ... Wu Qingying
Takayuki Inoue Takayuki Inoue ... Shusai Honinbo
Yoichiro Ito Yoichiro Ito ... Kaoru Iwamoto
Ayumi Itô ... Kazuko Nakahara
Ryûki Kitaoka Ryûki Kitaoka
Xuejian Li ... Li Yutang
Keiko Matsuzaka Keiko Matsuzaka ... Fumiko Kita
Kaho Minami ... Jikou Son
Takashi Nishina Takashi Nishina ... Minoru Kitani
Hironobu Nomura Hironobu Nomura ... Yasunari Kawabata


A Chinese man becomes an expert player of the traditional game of Go.

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A bore
14 December 2007 | by thebucketriderSee all my reviews

This film offers a very dull chronicle of the biography of a legendary Go player. The main character appears very flat: his life is dedicated entirely to the game of Go and to his religious faith. Since neither of these is presented in any detail, it is hard for a viewer who is not familiar with them beforehand to understand what he's about. His interactions with the film's love interest, whom he ends up marrying, are as flat as the rest of it; reading a note elicits some emotion from him but her presence does not. The film has a very episodic feel, leaping from one scene and context to the next without much continuity. It sometimes feels like the historical /political events of the period command more attention than the protagonist but they are not explained or narrated as they would be in a documentary. The film boasts good photography and a few scenes of interest but I found it consistently vapid on the whole.

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Japan | China


Mandarin | Japanese

Release Date:

17 November 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Go SeIgen: kiwami no kifu See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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