MAGNUS

By Benjamin REE

NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE - as FIN / PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2016

Magnus is the incredible story of a boy, who went from being bullied by his classmates to become the World Chess Champion. For a decade the filmmakers have captured the decisive moments of Magnus Carlsen’s life, one of the world’s most intelligent people, and achieved over 500 hours of footage.

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, NORWEGIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Benjamin REE
    • Writer(s)
    • Linn JEANTHE KYED
    • Producer(s)
    • Sigurd mikal KAROLIUSSEN
    • Synopsis
    • In 2004, when Magnus was 13 years old he made a decision: He would become the World Chess Champion. The coming of age story unfolds as we follow the prodigy battling his way through the ranks of chess, with personal sacrifices, special friendships and a caring family. MAGNUS is a character driven drama that is bound to engage the non-chess players, as well as the over 600 million people who play chess all over the world.
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