Trailer arrives for strong Black's Game
I watched Black's Game recently at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and in the next few days I'll be getting the review online. It's a strong thriller that manages to mix humour into its ever darkening story as well as reflect real life events through the fictional characters and story.
I'd recommend catching it when it comes out, the only problem is that it's only due for release in August in Denmark and that's about it, so far. If interest rises then perhaps more distributors will pick it up, and considering the competition it faces it should easily.
Black's Game is really rather clever, it takes a time in the history of Reykjavik's criminal underworld and creates a dramatic story around it with fictional characters and delivers an ever darkening thriller that although complex at times, is very engaging.
Here's the blurb for the film:
In the mid to late 90's, the Reykjavik crime and drug scene saw a drastic change from a relatively small and innocent world into a much more aggressive and violent one.. The film tells the story of this change through the fictional gang of pushers that took control of Iceland's underworld.
Here's the trailer for Black's Game through TrailerAddict, its well worth watching.
This is Óskar Thór Axelsson's first feature film which he wrote and directed adapting from the novel by Stefán Máni. It's a good thriller with some rather shocking moments. Now give it a wider release.