James Brooke is a retired-diploma living in Amsterdam, with his young Dutch wife, Annette. When Susan, their daughter, decides to visit with her black friend, Robert. So begins a hunt to ...
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When the body of a powerful businesswoman disappears from the morgue, the inspector in charge hunts for the truth. But when he questions her husband he realizes that there is much more to the case than meets the eye.
James Brooke is a retired-diploma living in Amsterdam, with his young Dutch wife, Annette. When Susan, their daughter, decides to visit with her black friend, Robert. So begins a hunt to expose some long hidden disturbing truths. The question is: who is the game and whose game is it?Written by
A thoroughly intriguing and entertaining movie-going experience
I had the pleasure of seeing this film at Amsterdam's Eye Filmmuseum, and can heartily recommend the experience. Game delivers a great story with surprises and twists and a taut suspense line throughout. The acting is great, and intelligent use is made of the (essentially) single location - a handsome canal house on one of Amsterdam's beautiful inner 'grachten'.
Most important to remember, to my mind however, is how much these filmmakers managed to achieve given so little - time, money, and general resources - to complete their film. This is movie-making by professionals who know how to craft a solid story in the writing phase, how to act it and dress it in the shooting phase, and how to craft it again in the last phase of editing and post-production.
Hats off to one and all who were involved, and shame on you to many larger studios and production houses who pour millions into projects, only to have them deliver movies one tenth as enjoyable as Game. Find a screening or hassle the filmmakers to stage a screening, and see this film!
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