The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse


DVD - 2014
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An inspiring true story based on the life of charismatic and brilliant chess champion Genesis Potini. His emotionally charged story is about finding the courage to lead, despite his own struggles, and finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children of his community.
Publisher: [United States] :, Broad Green Pictures,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DARK
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (124 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches


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Mar 05, 2017

March 5 2017.....It looks like I returned this on Dec 5 2016, but did not make a comment.....I know I enjoyed it!, and will maybe have to watch it again sometime.

Jan 15, 2017

This is a great movie that very few people have heard about.

Oct 11, 2016

The Dark Horse is a New Zealand story along the lines of Stand and Deliver. The achievement of success and accolades for a group that came from a situation so lacking in hope is spiritually uplifting.

Aug 07, 2016

Universally billed as one of the greatest New Zealand films ever made. Based on the true story on the birth of the Gisborne chess club Eastern Knights by its co-founder, a Maori chess master Genesis Potini. Unlike other uplifting chess club movies as "Brooklyn Castle 2012" and "Life of a King 2013," the director and writer did not spare viewers the harsh reality of struggles and violence faced by underprivileged Maori people of New Zealand


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Aug 07, 2016

Legend of Maui and the game of chess:
We “ know who Maui is, eh'? He's one of our ancestors, eh'? And one day he went fishing. He had this magic fishhook. He threw it over the side, and then something bit. He was like, “That's a bit heavy. Can't pull that up all on my own." So, because he was a leader of his people, like this king, Maui, he went and got all of his family, just like us, just like all these pieces on this board, they come together, and they pulled and they pulled and they pulled up land. And that land is the land we all live on now, eh? New Zealand? That's us. And that board there, the kingdom for this king, that board is like our land. We have to protect our land, eh? And we do that by all working together with our king. Now, if we lose our king, Maui, game over, no more game, 'cause he got the magic, so we have to protect him. Now, the one last thing about Maui, our king, is he has to carry that responsibility, and it's very heavy. So, ...

Aug 07, 2016

A lot of profanity ... at least the chess move lessons are clean:

So, 10 rules. Control the centre! Right on the centre. ... Connect the rooks. Connect the rooks. Two rooks together are stronger than one. Leave no one behind. All together, that's where we create the
net. That's how Maui caught the sun. Okay? Coordinate. Rangimarie, give me the coordinates
for the Spanish Square.
- C4.
Who told her? The Italian Square.
- B5.

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