Enigma

feature-length

documentary

(

1992

)

awards
Description

Intelligence is the power to see…

ENIGMA - what's 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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Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Production

Molenwiek Filmprodukties

Coproduction

NOS

Production manager
Writer
Cast
executive producer
Creative procer
photography

Peter Mariouw Smit
Peter de Bont

sound

Hens van Rooij

sound asst.
Music

Patricio Wang

editing

Jan Dop CSC

sound editing

KLINK, Amsterdam

Research
re-recording

Jack Bol

lab

RCM
Haghe Film

Special thanks

Anatoli Gantwarg
Koyfman family
Harm Wiersma