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Fahim, the Little Chess Prince

Fahim, the Little Chess Prince

A Feature film by Pierre François Martin-Laval

Produced by Waiting for Cinéma

Release in France : 16/10/2019

    Synopsis

    Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrives in Paris with his father. Refused asylum, as illegal immigrants they spiral downwards into homelessness and desperation.
    By a stroke of luck, Fahim is introduced to one of France’s top chess coaches, Sylvain (real name: Xavier Parmentier), who tutors him and gives him a sense of purpose - his struggles on the chessboard mirroring both his victories and his crushing defeats in his battle for a normal life.
    Fahim then rises through local and national tournaments only to be crowned France’s Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012.
    The film tells the story of a child who learns to live without his mother and without his father, far from home, from his roots and his language. Fahim’s tale is not only a moving account of the grim realities that underlie a supposedly caring society, but also a heartwarming testimony to a father’s determination, the kindness of strangers, and one small boy’s courageous will to succeed.

    Videos (2)

    03/10/2019

    Fahim, the Little Chess Prince

    Trailer (English Subs)

    17/07/2019

    Fahim, the Little Chess Prince

    Trailer (French)

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Waiting for Cinéma

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    Photos (9)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Patrick Godeau

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre François Martin-Laval, Thibault Vanhulle, Philippe Elno

    Sound Recordist :

    Martin Boissau

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Sound Editor :

    Alain Féat

    Music Composer :

    Pascal Lengagne

    Costume designer :

    Brigitte Calvet

    Location Manager :

    Pierre Py

    Assistant director :

    Laure Prevost

    Director of Photography :

    Régis Blondeau

    Production manager :

    Angeline Massoni

    Editor :

    Reynald Bertrand

    Production Designer :

    Franck Schwarz

    Casting :

    Mohamed Belhamar

    Sound Mixer :

    Cyril Holtz

    Production secretary :

    Francine Cathelain

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Biopic

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2019

    French release :

    16/10/2019

    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    138.938

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Digital