The Divine Move

Watch The Divine Move

"War on the board."
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.6  (2,533)

The Divine Move is a 2014 South Korean action-thriller film directed by Jo Bum-gu. The movie stars Sung-Ki Ahn, Greg Chun, and Marc Diraison, and tells the story of a young Go player named Tae-seok who seeks revenge for his brother's murder by entering a high-stakes game of Go. The film begins with Tae-seok (played by Jung Woo-sung) being released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for a crime he did not commit. Upon his release, he learns that his brother has been killed in a Go game by a mysterious player known only as "The One". Seeking revenge, Tae-seok sets out to become a professional Go player and eventually challenges The One to a final game for the fate of their lives.

Along the way, Tae-seok is mentored by an elderly master Go player named Sal-soo. Played by Sung-Ki Ahn, Sal-soo teaches Tae-seok not only the technical aspects of the game, but also the spiritual and strategic importance of each move. In addition, Tae-seok befriends the beautiful Yoon-hee (played by Si-young Lee), who also becomes his love interest and confidante throughout the film.

As Tae-seok prepares for the final game against The One, he must face a number of challenges and obstacles. He discovers that The One is not simply a skilled player, but has ties to a larger criminal network that is involved in illegal gambling and other unsavory activities. Through a series of twists and turns, Tae-seok must use his wits and his Go skills to outmaneuver the various players in this dangerous underworld and ultimately triumph over The One.

The Divine Move is notable for its intense and intricate Go scenes, which are shot in a highly stylized and dramatic fashion. The film also features a number of highly choreographed fight scenes and car chases, adding to the overall sense of excitement and suspense. The cinematography, music, and art direction are all highly impressive, creating a vivid and immersive world that draws the viewer in and never lets go.

In addition to its entertaining plot and exciting action sequences, The Divine Move also explores deeper themes of loyalty, honor, and sacrifice. Tae-seok's search for justice for his brother is not just about revenge, but also about restoring his family's honor and upholding the traditions of his culture. Similarly, Sal-soo's insistence on playing Go with integrity and honor reflects a deeper philosophy and worldview that transcends the game itself.

Overall, The Divine Move is an exciting and engaging film that combines elements of martial arts, crime thriller, and sports drama into a unique and satisfying whole. With its well-drawn characters, intense action scenes, and thought-provoking themes, it is sure to please fans of Korean cinema, and anyone who appreciates a good story well told.

The Divine Move is a 2014 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

The Divine Move
Where to Watch The Divine Move
The Divine Move is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV and Amazon. Some platforms allow you to rent The Divine Move for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 57 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (2,533)