In 2004, when Magnus Carlsen was 13 years old he made a decision: He would become the World Chess Champion. The coming-of-age story unfolds as we follow the prodigy battling his way through the ranks of chess, with personal sacrifices, special friendships and a caring family. MAGNUS is a character driven drama that is bound to engage the non-chess players, as well as the over 600 million people who play chess all over the world.
With: Magnus Carlsen, Garri Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand
Screenplay: Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Benjamin Ree
Director of Photography: Magnus Flåto, Benjamin Ree, Øyvind Asbjørnsen
Film Editor: Perry Eriksen, Martin Stoltz
Composer: Uno Helmersson
Sound: Frederic Vogel
Producer: Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
Production Company: Moskus Films AS
Co-Production Company: VG TV, Main Island Productions, Nordisk Film
World Sales: Trust Nordisk
Distributor: NFP Marketing & Distribution
Director: Benjamin Ree
Benjamin Ree studied journalism at the University College in Oslo and has worked as a producer for Reuters TV covering news events for BBC, Sky News and CNN, in addition to directing various award winning documentaries broadcast in Scandinavia. Today he works as a documentary director at VGTV. MAGNUS is his first feature film.