Paul Schrader / GB, CN, US, 2021 / 111 min.
Revenge thriller about former military interrogator Tell who lives under the radar as a low-stakes gambler. His life is upended when he meets a young man who wants revenge on a mutual enemy. With support from the mysterious financier La Linda, Tell introduces him into the casino circuit.
Those familiar with Paul Schrader’s films will not be surprised that salvation is the goal in The Card Counter. This revenge thriller uses Schrader’s characteristic cinematic intensity to tell the story of former soldier William Tell (Oscar Isaac) whose conscience gnaws at because of his war crimes committed in Iraq. After spending time in jail, he reinvents himself as a professional gambler on the American poker circuit.
GB, CN, US
The Card Counter