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The World Champion

  • Drama
  • Russia, 2021
  • Directed by: Aleksey Sidorov
  • Cast: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Ivan Yankovskiy, Vladimir Vdovichenkov
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The World Champion

  • 16. January 2022
  • Drama
  • Russia, 2021
  • 145 min.
  • Directed by: Aleksey Sidorov
  • Cast: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Ivan Yankovskiy, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Some sporting victories are about more than just claiming a title. Some of them go down in history. The film follows the most dramatic and legendary showdown in the history of chess – the match between Anatoly Karpov, then world champion, and Viktor Korchnoi, a recent emigrant from the USSR. In this battle between two outstanding chess players, a duel of personalities under immense psychological pressure, the stakes are incomprehensibly high.

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