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Black's Game (2012)

Svartur á leik (original title)
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 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 Sveinn Geirsson ... Viktor (as Sveinn Þ. Geirsson)
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Sophisticated thriller -- spectacular Icelandic nature included
15 August 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

In spite of its smallness and remoteness, Iceland has lively and notable film industry, with several remakes made in Hollywood and world-famous actors included. This century has seen the development of thrillers, often based on real events - in the line of other Nordic countries. Svartur á leik is a fine example of them: realistic plot and characters, twists in the scenario, witty ending... Well, unlike in Hollywood films, there are no constant chases, shootings and explosions, characters are not dealing with thoughtful sayings and not escaping in the very final moment... Nevertheless, there is a kind of Nordic style, splendidly complemented by nature scenes and club milieu. The actors and scene feed may seem a bit torpid, but so the Nordic people are...

Recommended to all those fond of Nordic crime films, and not thinking of Iceland as an idyllic and static country - international crime and addictions have reached this distant and thinly populated island as well...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic

Release Date:

12 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black's Game See more »

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$686,545
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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