Monday, 1 December 2014

The Dark Horse

'The Dark Horse' is a New Zealand film about actual events when a man released from a mental institution inspires a group of rebellious children to take up chess as a means of life lessons and in doing so he leads his charges all the way to the national championships.

Most of the characters have difficult and violent lives so for the most part this is a story of lows and sadness although the achievements of the main character and the children provide moments of hope. A fine film but beware the strong New Zealand accents of many of the cast members.

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