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The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse (M)

Cliff Curtis (Whale RiderSunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy), Kirk Torrance (Stickmen) and Miriama McDowell (No. 2).

After being released from a mental institution, Genesis moves in with his distant gang-affiliated brother and teenage nephew (Rolleston). With no desire to stay in the gang house all day, Genesis joins the local Gisborne chess club where he hopes to somehow coach its youthful and diverse members to a national championship. 

Starring: Cliff CurtisJames RollestonKirk TorranceMiriama McDowell
Directed by James Napier-Robertson (‘I’m Not Harry Jenson’)
Written by James Napier-RobertsonDrama, True Story | 2hr 04mins | M | Drug use, offensive language and violence | Country of Origin: New Zealand |