Qiwang (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - China  |  
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Wang (Xie Yuan) is an uneducated and poor young man who becomes a genius in chess in this cerebral drama. He has been taught by a Taoist mentor with such skill that Wang is able to play nine opponents at the same time. Wang's prowess at chess makes him well known and sets up the ultimate match with the reigning champion know as "the Nail" (Li Hiu).

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chess, genius, mentor, uneducated, upward-mobility