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Black's Game (2012)
"Svartur á leik" (original title)

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After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events.

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Stebbi psycho (as Þorvaldur Davið Kristjánsson)
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Tóti
Damon Younger ...
Bruno
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Dagný (as Maria Birta Bjarnadóttir)
Vignir Rafn Valþórsson ...
Robbi Rotta
Egill Einarsson ...
Sævar K
Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson ...
Óskar tattoo
Ísak Hinriksson ...
Nóri litli
Andri Már Birgisson ...
Rósi
Þór Jóhannesson ...
Eddi Krueger
Rúnar Freyr Gíslason ...
Árni Jónsson
Hilmar Jonsson ...
Konráð Geirsson (as Hilmar Jónsson)
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
Jói Faraó
Steinn Ármann Magnússon ...
Einar skakki
Sveinn Geirsson ...
Viktor (as Sveinn Þ. Geirsson)
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In the mid to late 90's, the Reykjavik crime and drug scene saw a drastic change from a relatively small and innocent world into a much more aggressive and violent one.. The film tells the story of this change through the fictional gang of pushers that took control of Iceland's underworld. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, some graphic nudity, brutal violence including a sexual assault, disturbing behavior, pervasive drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Óskar Thór Axelsson is most certainly someone to watch.
10 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Black's Game is a film produced by the director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn. I most likely don't need to tell you this, as most of you will have probably come to this after devouring his cinematography, looking for more of the same stylish cinema. What I do need to tell you is that this, isn't really like his works, well at least not his more modern attempts. It does have aspects of Refn, most notably with the Soundtrack and the style, but this is not Refn. Óskar Thór Axelsson establishes himself here as someone to watch.

It starts slowly, and as the events unfurl and become chaotic, so does the pace of the film really hyping up towards the finale. Every character is well played, and despite the language barrier, I could actually feel the characters. Everything about this film, was stylish and well played out, really mimicking its subject and the lifestyle without seeming forced.

At a relatively short time of an hour and forty minutes, this doesn't outstay its welcome, unlike a lot of films released today. And is well worth a watch, especially if you like crime drama's. Overall, a stylish look at the start of the Millennium, and a fascinating character driven crime drama.


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