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The Go Masters (1982)

123 min | Drama

Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian version of chess). It soon becomes evident that the Chinese ...See moreTen years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian version of chess). It soon becomes evident that the Chinese master's son is the most talented player that the Japanese master has ever encountered, and he convinces the boy's father to let him bring the child back to Japan to train him as a professional Go player. Years pass, and as the young Chinese master grows to maturity in Japan, the Japanese invasion of China forces him to choose between his triumphant career and his loyalty to his native country. His decision is complicated by his marriage to the daughter of the Japanese master, with whom he has produced a child. His choice will profoundly alter the lives of two families. Their saga serves as a reflection of the tragic relations between their two great countries, and the possibility of reconciliation and healing. Written by Simon Levy See less
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Apr 20, 1984 (United States)

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Rentarô Mikuni
Rinsaku Matsunami Rinsaku Matsunami   See fewer
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Nobuko Otowa
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Yoshiko Mita
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Tsukasa Itô
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Jun'ichi Ishida
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Peng Du
Guan Xiaochuan Guan Xiaochuan   See fewer
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Zongying Huang
Kuang Yuanzhi Kuang Yuanzhi   See fewer
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Danping Shen
Xiong Ahui Xiong Ahui   See fewer
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Guanchu Shen
Kuang Aming Kuang Aming   See fewer
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Daolin Sun
Kuang Yishan Kuang Yishan   See fewer
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Shaokang Yu
Dr. Zhang Dr. Zhang   See fewer
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Lei Zhang
Xiao Ahui Xiao Ahui   See fewer
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Keiko Matsuzaka
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7.1 / 10 | 146 votes