Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer going nowhere fast. To make ends meet, and against his better judgment, he takes a job as a croupier. He finds himself drawn into the casino world and the job gradually takes over his life while his relationship with his girlfriend Marizz begins to deteriorate.
With a stylish cynicism reminiscent of his classic Get Carter, Mike Hodges revives the seedy glamor of London’s gambling underworld in this twisty crime tale starring a deliciously sardonic Clive Owen. Like the askew reflections found in the casinos’ walls of mirrors, no one is ever what they seem.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France