The Dark Horse | 2016

Drama, Biopic
The true story of a brilliant but troubled chess champion is released from a mental institution into the care of his estranged brother who lives in a volatile gang lifestyle.

Cast

... Genesis

Actor

... Mana

Actor

... Noble

Actor

... Sandy

Actor

... Jedi

Actor

... Mutt

Actor

... Ariki

Actor

... Nurse

Actor

... Rangimarie

Actor

... Michael

Actor

... Piripi

Actor

Company

Production Company

Crombie Lockwood Risk Partners

Production Company

Dominion Law

Production Company

Film FX

Production Company

First Australian Completion Bond Company

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

After years in and out of mental institutions, brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion Genesis is released into the care of his estranged brother Ariki and thrust into his volatile gang lifestyle. Seeking to escape this toxic environment, Genesis finds solace by volunteering at the Eastern Knights chess club and sharing his gift with the disadvantaged Maori children of his community. Charismatic and impassioned, Gen encourages the group to train for the upcoming National Chess Championships. But his teaching puts him at odds with his brother when Ariki's son Mana shows an interest in the game, because chess is considered a distraction from the teen's imminent initiation into his father's gang. Based on a true story.

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