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As a young boy Magnus Carlsen was very different from his peers. He usually sat by himself, lost in thought, and his parents, Henrik and Sigrun, were concerned about his relative development. When a strong interest in numbers made them realize that he could become a good chess player, they introduced him to the game at the tender age of 5. He soon started climbing the ranks of the chess world. At 13 he became the youngest grandmaster in the world, and began to wonder just how far he could go. Magnus is the incredible story of a boy, who went from being bullied by his classmates to 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.


Mart Laisk
as Father
Ruuben Rekkor
as Young Mangus
Kerli Toim
as Sister
Marika Korolev
as Psychiatrist
Anu Aaremae
as Girl From Hospital
Rita Raave
as Brothel Administrator
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  • This astounding debut from 26-year-old helmer-scripter Kadri Kousaar is well-mounted and occasionally visually innovative.

    May 20, 2007 | Full Review…
  • When [Magnus] phones his sister to tell her that today's the day he plans to die, she tells him to get on with it. Sensible girl.

    May 19, 2007
    Hollywood Reporter
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  • Up until the last 20 minutes, the film is very strong, but then comes a rushed finale followed by the most unnecessary explanatory epilogue since Psycho.

    May 21, 2007 | Full Review…

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