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The Go Master 2007 123movies

The Go Master 2007 123movies

May. 24, 2007104 Min.
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Watch: 吴清源 2006 123movies, Full Movie Online – A Chinese man becomes an expert player of the traditional game of Go..
Plot: The life of Go master Wu Qingyuan from his meteoric rise as a child prodigy to fame and fortune as a revolutionary strategic thinker, as well as the tumultuous conflicts between his homeland of China and his adopted nation of Japan.
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6.1/10 Votes: 564
63% | RottenTomatoes
68/100 | MetaCritic
N/A Votes: 9 Popularity: 1.249 | TMDB

Reviews:

The life of Go master Wu Qingyan
The life of Go master Wu Qingyan who came to Japan from China in the 1930’s (?) to train at a Go academy. The narrative spans the time from those early beginnings, through the invasion of China by Japan, Japan’s defeat to the US, the difficult post-war years, and ending with Wu suffering an accident that terminated his career playing in Go competitions. If those tumultuous times were not enough, Wu had to cope with a pernicious case of TB.

You don’t need to know the rules of Go, but even to a neophyte player, the moves and board positions depicted throughout look real. Contrast this to the brain-dead depiction of chess playing you see in many movies. Credit goes to a Dan-5 (Go player’s rating) consultant.

Whether you understand the game or not, you marvel first at the utter simplicity of the empty board, the curved black and white stones, the satisfying sound they make when smacked into position, and then at the complex patterns of black and white covering the board during the end game. To that aesthetic add the great decorum and unhurried ceremony of the games between grandmasters. It fits perfectly with the narrative, acting, and camera work: formal and beautiful.

An element of the story escaped me at first: the nature of Wu’s faith. I must have missed something early in the film, but near the end it is made clear that the religious sect he belongs to is Jiko.

The film is dedicated to master Wu and his wife (Kasuko?). The opening scene is shot in Odawara (?) in 2004, presumably showing the real Wu.

Review By: rasecz
The go master of all times was illustrated as a person.
The director Tian deliberately portrayed the human side of the all conquering master of all masters in the history of the game, Wu Qingyuan. His victories and exploits were only briefly mentioned in the subtitles while his sufferings made up most parts of the film. His decision to apply for citizenship greatly tormented him. On the outbreak of the war, he sought refuge in religion. He was shattered when it turned out to be nothing but a hoax. His winning streak ended after a traffic accident and he took it very badly. But by then he was almost 50, way past his prime.

A delightful find was Sylvia Chang, playing Wu’s mother.

The spirit of the game was most dramatically displayed: not even the atom bomb at Hiroshima could stop a championship game played right there in the city.

The greatness of Master Wu was subtly illustrated in the first and last game of go. In a game of go, the junior or lower ranking player always takes black and has the first move. In the first game, Wu, the young master played the first three stones in an unprecedented opening, especially the third, at the center of the board, a taboo shunned by any player but firmed established himself as an innovator. In the last, an exhibition game to celebrate Wu’s retirement, his young pretender played the first stone at the center of the board, copying him and bringing Wu’s game into the future.

Review By: michaelyik

Other Information:

Original Title 吴清源
Release Date 2007-05-24
Release Year 2006

Original Language zh
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (USA)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated N/A
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Zhuangzhuang Tian
Writer Cheng Ah
Actors Sylvia Chang, Chang Chen, Akira Emoto
Country Japan, China
Awards 3 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

The Go Master 2007 123movies
The Go Master 2007 123movies
The Go Master 2007 123movies
Original title 吴清源
TMDb Rating 6.4 9 votes

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