Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters
  • 2011
  • USA
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Adam Cornelius

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Tetris is the most popular video game ever created, selling around 35 million copies worldwide since its original release in 1984. It is so addictive that dedicated players are known to suffer the Tetris effect of mild hallucinations and wanting to arrange things in boxes and blocks. Adam Cornelius's equally addictive documentary follows the preparations for the Tetris World Championships in Los Angeles that have attracted some of the finest players of the game that the world has ever seen. The big question is whether the tournament might witness the return of Thor, a player unseen for 20 years who is rumoured to have reached the game's supposedly unreachable level 30. Filled with unforgettable characters, friendly competitors and knife-edge tension, Ecstasy of Order captures the agony and the ecstasy of playing one of the world's greatest games. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Kapow!@GFF.

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