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Writers:
Óskar Thór Axelsson (script writer)
Stefán Máni (novel)
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Release Date:
12 February 2013 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Thor Kristjansson ... Stebbi psycho (as Þorvaldur Davið Kristjánsson)

Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Tóti
Damon Younger ... Bruno
María Birta ... 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)
Jórunn Steinsson ... Dagný's Friend
Hera Rún Ragnarsdóttir ... Dagný's Friend
Móeirður S. Skúladóttir ... Dagný's Friend
Lilja Ingibjargardóttir ... Dagný's Friend
Maria Thelma Smáradóttir ... Dagný's Friend
Emma Lovísa Fjeldsted ... Dagnýs Friend
Júlía Hannam ... Mamma Tóta

Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Housewife
Erlendur Eiríksson
Jón Páll Leifsson ... Networker
Þorbergur G. Helgason
Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir ... Sævar K's Mother
Rúnar Guðbrandsson ... Sævar K's Father
Bjarni Gautur ... Albert
Þórhallur Sigurðsson ... Shop Owner
Stefán Máni ... Police Officer (as Stefán Máni Sigþórsson)
Jóhannes Sverrisson ... Ingo's Cousin
Brynjar Þór Þorsteinsson ... Electrician
Guðbrandur Loki Rúnarsson ... Punk
Hrannar Pétursson ... Journalist
Suda Jósteinsson ... Asian Sister #1
Wasiphon Thongyot ... Asian Sister #2
Erlendur Björnsson ... Police Officer in Jail
Guðrún Lilja Guðmundsdóttir ... Jói Faraó's Wife
Viðar Þór Guðmundsson ... Judge
Hulda Þórisdóttir ... Prosecutor
Hrund Finnbogadóttir ... Waitress
Alma Rut Ásgeirdóttir
Einar Guðmundur Guðjónsson ... Pastor
Dagmar Arnardóttir ... Police Officer
Sara Òsk Þórisdóttir ... Teenage Girl
Húnbogi Jóhannsson ... Lithuanian
Þorvaldur Birgir Arnarsson ... Lithuanian
Steinunn Þórðardóttir
Davíð Örn Arnarson
Sævar Sigurðsson ... Police Officer at Airport
Davíð Már Sigursteinsson ... Rebbi lögga
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sigurdur Ingi ... Þröstur (scenes deleted) (as Sigurður Ingi)
Stefan B. Onundarson ... Guest at New Years Party
Rútur Skæringur
Selma Björnsdóttir ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Óskar Thór Axelsson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Óskar Thór Axelsson  script writer
Stefán Máni  novel

Produced by
Chris Briggs .... executive producer
Heidar Mar Gudjonsson .... executive producer
Gagga Jonsdottir .... line producer (as Rannveig Jónsdóttir)
Hlín Jóhannesdóttir .... associate producer
Arnar Knutsson .... producer
Skuli Fr. Malmquist .... producer
Thor Sigurjonsson .... producer
Andri Sveinsson .... executive producer
Nicolas Winding Refn .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Hall 
 
Cinematography by
Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson 
 
Film Editing by
Kristján Loðmfjörð 
 
Production Design by
Haukur Karlsson 
 
Art Direction by
Júlía Katrínardóttir 
 
Costume Design by
Margrét Einarsdóttir 
 
Makeup Department
Aðalheiður S. Dam .... assistant makeup artist
Heimir Sverrisson .... key prosthetics
Steinunn Þórðardóttir .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sindri Páll Kjartansson .... first assistant director
Sandra Steinþórsdóttir .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Davíð Örn Arnarson .... stand by props
Aron Bergmann Magnússon .... props
Heimir Sverrisson .... property master
Johannes Sverrisson .... carpenter (as Jóhannes Sverrisson)
 
Sound Department
Huldar Freyr Arnarson .... supervising sound editor (sound re-recording mixer)
Arni Gustafsson .... sound recordist
Kjartan Kjartansson .... sound designer
Ingvar Lundberg .... sound designer
Ingvar Lundberg .... sound editor
Julien Martin .... foley recordist
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Gunnar Oskarsson .... sound effects editor
Björn Viktorsson .... sound recordist
Viktor Smári Ágústsson .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Haukur Karlsson .... special effects supervisor
Johannes Sverrisson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Omar Gudjonsson .... visual effects
Bjarki Guðjónsson .... visual effects
Kristján U. Kristjánsson .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Valdimar Jóhannsson .... stunts
Johannes Sverrisson .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Egill Antonsson .... third assistant camera
Arnar Einarsson .... key grip
Goði Már Guðbjörnsson .... assistant camera
Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson .... second assistant camera
Sigurdur Bahama Magnusson .... electrician
Geir Magnússon .... gaffer
Erlendur Sveinsson .... grip
 
Casting Department
Anna Svava Knútsdóttir .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erla Hrund Gísladóttir .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bjarki Guðjónsson .... on-line editor
Ísak Jónsson .... log & loader
Ghislain Rio .... colorist
 
Other crew
Birgitta Bjornsdottir .... production coordinator
Erlingur Jack Gudmundsson .... production assistant
Arnar Benjamín Kristjánsson .... intern
Sunna Guðrún Pétursdóttir .... production assistant
Ragnar P. Pétursson .... location manager
Sævar Sigurðsson .... continuity
Jóel Sæmundsson .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Svartur á leik" - Iceland (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, some graphic nudity, brutal violence including a sexual assault, disturbing behavior, pervasive drug content and language
Runtime:
104 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
a good crime thriller, 18 February 2013
Author: dragokin

Black's Game is worth watching because there are a couple of twists without which it would be just another crime thriller.

Apart from a few landmarks you won't see much of Iceland in the movie. This makes the setting more universal. And since there's a high probability you'll watch it dubbed in another language it might appear to be happening in any Scandinavian country.

The classic story of a main protagonist meeting an old friend who leads him to life of crime is more plausible if you remember that they're both in a small community on a remote island with limited competition. Therefore the ascent to the top is swift but it would be a surprise if the authorities won't react accordingly fast...

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