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Magnus is a 2016 documentary film[1][2][3] by Benjamin Ree about the early life of Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen, him becoming a Grandmaster at age 13[4] and winning the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2013.[5]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byBenjamin Ree
Produced byØyvind Asbjørnsen
Aage Aaberge
Written byLinn-Jeanethe Kyed
Benjamin Ree
StarringMagnus Carlsen
Viswanathan Anand
Garry Kasparov
Henrik Albert Carlsen
Music byUno Helmersson
Release date
  • January 11, 2016 (2016-01-11) (Les Arcs International Film Festival)
  • November 18, 2016 (2016-11-18) (United States)
Running time
78 minutes


  1. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (18 November 2016). "Film Review: 'Magnus'".
  2. ^ "Magnus review: a gloriously fun ode to the 'Mozart of Chess'".
  3. ^ Rechtshaffen, Michael. "'Magnus' checks out the pressures and loneliness of a chess grandmaster".
  4. ^ Olav Lahlum, Hans (30 April 2004). "Magnificent Magnus, the world's youngest grandmaster". ChessBase. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  5. ^ Weisenthal, Joe (22 November 2013). "22-YEAR-OLD MAGNUS CARLSEN WINS WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP — And Chess Enters A Whole New Era". Business Insider. Retrieved 22 October 2014.

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