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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

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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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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Written by Árni Plúseinn
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Dark, Gritty and Average
6 April 2013 | by billcr12See all my reviews

The drug dealing underworld is the focus here, set in Iceland, with a group of very unseemly individuals, fueled by cocaine and large quantities of alcohol and loud music in one too many night club scenes. We get bad cops and criminals and mediocre acting with an apparently bad English dub in the version I watched. A guy nicknamed Psycho is lured into the drug trade by the big money to be made and he hooks up with a childhood friend in many law breaking activities, including a funny bank robbery. Along the way there is a homosexual rape, and some bloody violence. The pace is rapid, but by the time it finally ended, I really did not care what happened to anyone involved, because no one portrayed had any redeeming qualities. A very average entry into the crime genre.


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