New Perspectives / UK premiere

Black’s Game (Svartur á leik)

  • Óskar Thór Axelsson /
  • Iceland /
  • 2011 /
  • 104 mins

Thorvaldur David Kristjansson, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Damon Younger, Egill Einarsson, Maria B Bjarnardottir / Fiction / Icelandic

Stefan Mani’s best-seller of the Icelandic underworld becomes the basis for this debut feature by Óskar Thór Axelsson. A young slacker with violent tendencies does a job for a gang of drug dealers. Impressing his superiors, he works his way up to a high position in the gang… just as the crooks are setting up their biggest deal yet. Energetic, made with flair, and brimming with local colour, Black’s Game brings some refreshing Icelandic twists to a classic gang-thriller plot.

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