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Bobby Fischer Against the World
USA 2011, 90 minutes Dir. Liz Garbus In English, Russian with English subtitles Rating: [M] Offensive language Genres: Documentary
“An utterly compelling insight into modern history, psychology, international politics and boardgame warfare.”~Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
Aroview: Examining the fine line between genius and madness, this fascinating documentary magnifies the life and times of prodigious chess talent Bobby Fischer, who became US champion at the age of 15, squared off against Soviet world champion Boris Spassky in a famous 'Cold War' showdown, before drifting into obscurity as a paranoid recluse.
3 stars (Good Enough) As much about 1970's politics as about chess. A slow paced but oddly fascinating retrospective which brings the memories flooding back. The almost tragic story of probably the greatest chess player of the modern era.~TE901