The Go Masters (1986)

Genres - Action, Drama, Epic, Mystery, Romance, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Romantic Mystery  |   Run Time - 123 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

"Go" is a complex, brain-racking "game" of military strategy, somewhat resembling chess. Chinese Sun Dao-Lin is sent to Japan to study Go under master Rentaro Mikuni. Rising to national champion, Sun is coerced into swearing allegiance to Japan at the outbreak of World War II. Having lost his son in the war, Sun vows to have his revenge on Mikuni, thereby launching a 32-year-long game of Go. Beginning the game in the heat of anger in 1946, Sun has learned the value of forgiveness at game's end in 1978. Filmed in 1982, the vastly popular Go Masters (Mikan No Taikyoku) was the first-ever Chinese/Japanese co-production.




board-game, forgiveness, Japan, strategy, daughter, son, war