Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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  • Innocent Moves Alternative


A 7 year-old boy, fascinated by the chess player Bobby Fischer, plays chess with drop-outs in a public park. When his father, a sportswriter, realises that he has a remarkable gift for the game, he engages a former champion to coach the boy, but when he begins entering him in championships, paternal encouragement starts to border on obsession. The pressures entailed threaten the boy's enjoyment of childhood and of the game.

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