Enigma

feature-length

documentary

(

1992

)

awards

Amsterdam 2007, selection for IDFA
Utrecht 2008, 'Golden Calf' / Best Dutch Short Documentary

Description

Intelligence is the power to see…

ENIGMA - Whats' on a Grandmasters' Mind probes into the world of thinking. It visualises the sources of inspiration of Grand Master Anatoly Gantwarg, five times World Champion Draughts. An associative adventure into the desert of chaos, with the soul as the one and only guide.

ENIGMA brings us to West Africa, to where old men play the game of Yote in the sand. We visit the tomb of Baba Sy, the legendary, illiterate Senegalese draughts player. We meet the man who discovered and taught him. We witness the massive worshipping of God in the heat of the African desert.

We get to know the connection between draughts, football and life…The need to forget about logic: Intuition.

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Production

Molenwiek Film

Coproduction

NOS

executive producer

Joop Van Wijk

Creative producer
Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Writer

Peter van Wijk

Cast

Anatoli Gantwarg GMI
Misha Kats MI
Jean Amadou Koité
Malick Diaw MN
Reggi Kutu
Matthijs Robbens

Production design
photography

Peter Mariouw Smit
Peter de Bont

sound

Hens van Rooij

Music

Patricio Wang

editing

Jan Dop

Research
re-recording

Jack Bol

lab

RCM
Haghe Film

Special thanks

Harm Wiersma GMI
Ygal Koyfman
Mamadou Sarr
Gijs Stappershoef