The Card Counter (2021)

Director: Paul Schrader Run Time: 112 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Billy Slaughter, Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe

Country: United Kingdom, China, United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection of Venice Film Festival. William Tell is an ex-military interrogator living under the radar as a low-stakes gambler. His meticulous life is thrown into disarray when he encounters Cirk, a young man looking to commit revenge against a mutual enemy. Backed by a mysterious financier, Tell takes Cirk on the casino circuit to set him on a new path, but the ghosts of the past will not release him so easily.

About the filmmaker:

Critic and acclaimed writer-director Paul Schrader has a knack for telling stories of self-destruction and redemption. His films have screened at festivals around the world, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto. His features include American Gigolo, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Light Sleeper, Affliction, The Walker, Dog Eat Dog, and the Academy Award-nominated dramatic thriller First Reformed. He also penned the screenplays for Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Bringing Out the Dead.

Executive Produced by Scorsese, The Card Counter is told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity.

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