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The Surrounding Game (2018)

Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At... See full summary »
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Zhou Gang Zhou Gang ... Himself
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Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At the very top, an elite cadre of professional Go players battles for dominance, broadcast to millions of fans - and remaining virtually unknown to the West. Now, for the first time, a small but determined band of American players enters the fray, launching their own professional system and struggling desperately to bring Go into the mainstream. Everything depends on the genius of the young competitors as they explore the endless complexities of the game. In the end, 'The Surrounding Game' is a story of obsession: a search for meaning beneath the patterns.

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15 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Powerful Storytelling
10 March 2018 | by elizagmartinSee all my reviews

The Surrounding Game is a beautiful, intricate window into the secret world of Go. It gives a wonderful history of the ancient game as it follows a few brave souls trying to become the first professional players in America (and theres even a trip to Korea, to see what the inside of a competitive Go school looks like). It's so touching to watch these young kids, who share the same passion, play against each other-you can really feel how high the stakes are for them. By the end of the film, you'll want to go buy a board yourself.


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