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Pet Sins March 2007

The Go Masters (Mikan No Taikyoku)

Country of Production: China/Japan
Year: 1983

The first China/Japan joint production ever, Go Masters took the First Prize and the Montreal Film Festival. It is the story of a young Chinese Weiqi/Go genius trapped in Japan during WWII. Racial prejudice dooms his love for a Japanese woman.

Ebert describes it as "a melodrama on an epic scale, an Asian 'Gone With the Wind,' filled with romance and action but built on a foundation of Eastern philosophy." His review is available on http://www.suntimes.com/ebert/ebert_reviews/1986/05/57480.html