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From the director of The Man Who Bought Mustique and When We Were Kings
GAME OVER: KASPAROV AND THE MACHINE
Sensational! Gripping, suspenseful, and spiced with fascinating information." -Christian Science Monitor
½ "One of the best films ever about that game, one of the most exciting, instructive and sheerly entertaining of all chess films...we're held enthralled throughout." -Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
Recommended! "A sly, paranoid gem that is gratifyingly suspenseful" -New City
Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In
1997 he famously challenged IBM's computer Deep Blue to a match. Kasparov
lost. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine follows the intensity of the
competition and uncovers the mysterious and controversial events surrounding
it. Played out in front the media, this was a chess tournament and
scientific experiment that would stun the world. Directed by multi-award
winning filmmaker Vikram Jayanti (The Man Who Bought Mustique), this film
takes us on a gripping odyssey into the paranoid mindscape of a legendary
chess genius, as Kasparov battles to come to terms with the machine - and
the men - from IBM.
Directed by Vikram Jayanti, 2003, Canada/United
Kingdom, 35mm, 90 mins.