A documentary exploring the unpredictable and tragic life of the genius world chess champion Mikhail Tal, the youngest world chess champion at 23. The same year, he was diagnosed with incurable kidney disease and given only one year to live. Through sheer will and reckless abandon he managed to live another 40 years, filling them with a string of remarkable chess successes, unexplainable failures, amorous conquest and life threatening cat and mouse game with the KGB.
Author and director: Stanislavs Tokalovs
DoP: Deniss Sorogins
Sound: Ernests Ansons
Editor: Iveta Dortāne
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff played by Dainis Tenis
Producer: Guntis Trekteris (Ego Media)