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"The younger you are, the more aggressive you play". Three-way themed film about trial and error, "The Chess Players" is the chronicle of the 2008 Chess Olympiad in Germany and the failure to reach the set goal, perpetuated through the... See more »

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Stephan Hilpert

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Lilian Damman ... producer

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Hannes Hajdukiewicz
Martin Miller

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Thomas Beckmann

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Stephan Hilpert

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Hristio Boytchev ... assistant director

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Hristio Boytchev ... sound mixer
Andreas Goldbrunner ... sound editor
Florian Schneeweiß ... sound editor (as Florian Schneeweiss)

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Heiner Heinke ... additional photography
Stephan Hilpert ... additional photography

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"The younger you are, the more aggressive you play". Three-way themed film about trial and error, "The Chess Players" is the chronicle of the 2008 Chess Olympiad in Germany and the failure to reach the set goal, perpetuated through the generation clash. Paradigm on pride and moderation, Stephan Hilpert's documentary is a mosaic of incompatible characters and psychologies. The focus stays on the team captain as a national emblem in Elisabeth Pähtz, the precocious fighting figure, trained by her own father - the youngest national chess champion. Chess, as a mental combat against one's own confining adamancy, is shown, past the competitional context, as a stage of personal growth and a moral example of passing fame, of precarity and insufficiency, about youth's thriving talent, of self-regeneration lacking weariness and the unbalanced pride power games. Written by Laura Dumitrescu

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  • The Chess Players (World-wide, English title)
  • Las Jugadoras de Ajedrez (Mexico)
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  • 57 min
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