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Opelo za Bobija Fisera (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 10 April 2010 (USA)
Documentary film about a chess legend Bobby Fischer through the eyes of his Serbian friends, chess opponents and acquaintances.

Director:

Igor Stevanovic

Writer:

Igor Stevanovic
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Credited cast:
John Bosnitch John Bosnitch ... Himself
Bobby Fischer ... Himself (archive footage)
Svetozar Gligoric Svetozar Gligoric ... Himself
Dusan Ivanovic Dusan Ivanovic ... Himself
Borislav Ivkov Borislav Ivkov ... Himself
Karoly Kiss Karoly Kiss ... Himself
Janosz Kubat Janosz Kubat ... Himself
Milunka Lazarevic Milunka Lazarevic ... Herself
Aleksandar Matanovic Aleksandar Matanovic ... Himself
Srecko Nedeljkovic Srecko Nedeljkovic ... Himself
Boris Spassky Boris Spassky ... Himself (archive footage)
Jezdimir Vasiljevic Jezdimir Vasiljevic ... Himself (archive footage)
Dragoljub Velimirovic Dragoljub Velimirovic ... Himself
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Documentary film about a chess legend Bobby Fischer through the eyes of his Serbian friends, chess opponents and acquaintances.

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Tragedy of Genius


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Not Rated
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Country:

Serbia

Language:

Serbian | English

Release Date:

10 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Requiem for Bobby Fischer See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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An honest documentary by rookie director

This documentary is old fashioned - simple, even primitive, simplistic, honest and informative. Not a propaganda piece by any means.

There is little chess involved though. Mostly it focuses on the character of Bobby Fisher and tries to convey the spirit of the times. Interviews with famous chess-masters who knew him paint a brutally honest personal insight into the world's best and most brilliant chess player. Through his debut on the world stage and his uneasy childhood in Brooklyn and his brilliance in the World Championship match, the film conveys a sad decline of apparent madness of both Fisher and the chess-playing world.

A lot of things that should have no connection to sport and chess have influenced the state of competitive chess. There was a time when chess was in a truly lamentable state.

The archive footage is accompanied by solemn Orthodox funeral chants.


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