Some sporting victories are about more than just claiming a title. Some of them go down in history. The film follows the most dramatic and legendary showdown in the history of chess – the match between Anatoly Karpov, then world champion, and Viktor Korchnoi, a recent emigrant from the USSR. In this battle between two outstanding chess players, a duel of personalities under immense psychological pressure, the stakes are incomprehensibly high.
The World Champion (2021)
Duration: 145 Min
Cast:Aleksandr Filippenko, Alena Kim, Alexandr Gorelov, Anastasiya Imamova, Anatoly Kot, Anton Bogdanov, Anton Lunin, Armen Ananikyan, Arseny Topolaga, Daniyar Alshinov, David Brodsky, Denis Kotov, Diana Pozharskaya, Dmitri Iosifov, Dmitriy Miller, Evgeny Chupin, Fyodor Dobronravov, Grant Kagramanyan, Igor Khripunov, Igor Zakharov, Irina Zamula, Ivan Perković, Ivan Yankovsky, Josefin Asplund, Junsuke Kinoshita, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Larisa Shakhvorostova, Leon Avtaev, Mark Noble, Mikhail Kalinichev, Mikhail Troynik, Nikolay Drozdovsky, Pekka Strang, Peter Seaton-Clark, Pyotr Vins, Radoje Čupić, Sergey Genkin, Sergey Shokolov, Sergey Taktarov, Sesil Plezhe, Vartan Torosyan, Victor Dobronravov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Vladimir Andreyev, Vladimir Khalturin, Vladimir Tashlykov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Vladimir Zaytsev, Zurab Miminoshvili