Starting from the real life story of a charismatic and brilliant chess player, “The Dark Horse” is a drama full of excitement about a seeker courage to lead. Genesis Potin is a brilliant, but not very known chess champion from New Zealand, who suffered from severe bipolar disorder. Hero fought for the future of underprivileged children until 2011, when he died. James Napier Robertson directed the film speaks of two lost souls who seek the strength to go on. They strongly believe in themselves, even when, or especially when, no longer trusts anyone else.