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About the Movie
The ancient game of Go is the most complex strategy game in the world. For centuries, an elite class of professional players in East Asia have passed down its secrets while today, international matches are broadcast on 24-hour ‘Go TV’ to millions of fans in China, Korea, and Japan. But in the West, most people have never even heard of the game… until now. THE SURROUNDING GAME follows three American competitors vying to become the first-ever Western professional Go players. Through an intimate portrait of these young prodigies and interviews with legendary players Lee Sedol, Cho Hunhyun, Nie Weiping, Iyama Yuta, Go Seigen and more, the film reveals the rich history, culture, and philosophy behind mankind’s ultimate mental sport. As the competition intensifies and intricate patterns spill out across the board, the players begin to confront their own personal fears and dreams for the future. To understand the game and themselves, they seek out the greatest Go masters of all time to discover what it means to live a meaningful life.