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The Card Counter (2021)

Updated: May 23

R | 1hr 51min | 7/10 | #Drama #Thriller

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)

 
 

STORYLINE:

Released in 2021, "The Card Counter" tells the story of William Tell, a former military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. The film delves into themes of redemption and revenge as Tell is drawn into the life of Cirk, a young man seeking vengeance against a mutual enemy from their past. Directed by Paul Schrader, this gripping drama explores the complex moral landscape of guilt and atonement against the backdrop of America's post-9/11 landscape, all while navigating the high-stakes world of professional gambling.


STAFF REVIEW:

"The Card Counter" is a meticulously crafted film by Paul Schrader that combines the tension of poker and blackjack with a profound exploration of a man's quest for forgiveness. Oscar Isaac delivers a mesmerizing performance as William Tell, bringing depth and nuance to a character wrestling with inner demons. The film's methodical pacing, atmospheric cinematography, and sharp script create a captivating narrative that questions the price of redemption. With standout performances and a thought-provoking storyline, "The Card Counter" is a compelling watch for those intrigued by the darker aspects of human nature and the possibility of redemption.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Written by:

- Paul Schrader

Starring:

- Oscar Isaac as William Tell

- Tiffany Haddish as La Linda

- Tye Sheridan as Cirk

- Willem Dafoe as Major John Gordo

Produced by:

- Braxton Pope

- Lauren Mann

- David Wulf

Production Companies:

- Focus Features

- HanWay Films

Cinematography: Alexander Dynan

Edited by:

- Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.

Music by: Robert Levon Been, Giancarlo Vulcano

Distributed by: Focus Features

Release date: September 10, 2021

Run Time: 1hr 51min

Country:

- United States

Languages:

- English

Budget: Not specified

Box office: Not widely reported


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