Tap: Max’s Game
Every once in awhile, you discover something which just seems to blend a few of your interests together in that chocolate-and-peanut-butter sort of way to make you really get excited at the prospect of seeing them all put together. As it happens, we here at the Lament are huge fans of Magic: the Gathering. Who knew, right? Beyond that, we take tremendous enjoyment from foreign cinema, because it affords us opportunities to look through windows to this fascinating world we might not otherwise have had. Finally, we really love a good, old-fashioned inspirational sports flick. Whether it’s Miracle or Hoosiers or, hell, Baseketball, there’s something irresistibly compelling about seeing a collection of underdogs line up for the kind of shot we all dream of- overcoming colossal adversity and emerging as heroes.
So imagine our enthusiasm today when we learned about Tap: Max’s Game. A film in the style of a sports drama from our friends in the Czech Republic (although we’ve not quite forgiven you for Jaromir Jagr’s hair), in Czech and about a group of friends who used to play Magic: the Gathering together. When one of them decides to begin playing again, it’s up to him to reunite the team for one last shot at glory on the big stage of the National Championships.
In other words, an absolute must-watch. Need more? Check out the official trailer.
Here’s the official PR announcement from the producers.
Tap: Max’s Game
Czech director and writer Kamil Beer, in association with Tomáš Lénárd’s 2D Studio and the Audiovisual centre of ČVUT college present the sports drama Tap: Max’s Game. Musical score composed by Stanislav Ferko, author of the Srdce musical and Srdcefest organisator. Max´s Game is the first movie inspired by the card game Magic: the Gatherng, played by over six million people around the world. This unique independent film, dedicated not only to Magic players and fans of the sports drama genre, tells an exciting story about the strength of a true friendship.
“Everyone has happy endings. If it’s not happy, then it’s not the end.” Karel Adam (Ondřej Holeček), however, seems to disagree. Several years ago, he and his four best friends were the top players in a Magic club Fireball and had the time of their lives. They needed nothing but still had it all- they had each other.
However, these times are long over. The Fireball gang had shattered and the club was sold. Only Karel now visits the closed club, remembering the great times he had.
One day, he sees his favourite game being played in a café, and so he asks himself a question: Can you stop being someone who have you been all the time?
And the answer changes his card career forever.
Max’s Game is a story about a friendship, separated by love…
… a friendship, separated by time…
… a friendship, separated by glory…
… a friendship, united by memories.
Come join Karel on a hard path towards a second chance, which is given just once in a lifetime…
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