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Svartur á leik (2012)

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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Óskar Thór Axelsson (script writer), Stefán Máni (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Vignir Rafn Valþórsson ... Robbi Rotta
Egill Einarsson Egill Einarsson ... Sævar K
Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson ... Óskar tattoo
Ísak Hinriksson Ísak Hinriksson ... Nóri litli
Andri Már Birgisson Andri Már Birgisson ... Rósi
Þór Jóhannesson Þór Jóhannesson ... Eddi Krueger
Rúnar Freyr Gíslason ... Árni Jónsson
Hilmar Jonsson Hilmar Jonsson ... Konráð Geirsson (as Hilmar Jónsson)
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ... Jói Faraó
Steinn Ármann Magnússon 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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Crime | Thriller

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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

12 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black's Game See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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a good crime thriller
18 February 2013 | by dragokinSee all my reviews

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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