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World excluding France
Biography, Drama,
Release date:
January 2020
Running time:
1 hours 47 minutes
Pierre François Martin Laval
Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Nanty, Pierre-François Martin Laval, Pierre Gommé, Didier Flamand
Age restriction:
Original French with English subtitles

Based on the true story of Fahim Mohammad, world junior chess champion currently playing in France. Forced to flee from his native Bangladesh, young Fahim and his father depart for Paris leaving the rest of their family behind. Upon their arrival, a real obstacle course begins as they seek political asylum, with the threat of being expelled at any time. Thanks to his gift for chess, Fahim meets Sylvain, one of the best chess coaches in France. Between suspicion and attraction, they will get to know each other and will become friends. With the threat of expulsion pressing, Fahim has only one chance to get away: to become France’s Chess Champion.

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