Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow (Blu-ray release 2017-4-28) is a biography movie about a prodigy in the Japanese chess known as shogi.  He has a kidney disease since childhood, and eventually gets cancer.  Time runs out for his life just as time runs out in his every move in shogi competitions.  We see his perseverance in the competitions despite his declining health.

The movie did the best it could with the shogi competition scenes, in which people just sit there and think – it managed to show the pressure via facial and body expressions.  This is the type of slow-paced movie which mainly conveys emotion instead of rich drama.  I think it is well done as a truthful biography, but not everybody like to read non-fiction biography.

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