Year / Countries: 1998 / France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland
Genres: drama, crime
Directors: Mike Hodges
Cast: Cast: Clive Owen (Jack Manfred), Kate Hardie (Bella), Alex Kingston (Jani de Villiers), Gina McKee (Marion Nell), Nicholas Ball (Jack), Nick Reding (Giles Cremorne)
Watching the movie "Croupier" will bring you closer to a clearer understanding of casino’s operation, but it is not the main thing in the film. It attracts by its story, where the writer, who dived into the atmosphere of gambling in order to write his novel is in the center of story.
Jack Manfred played the role of Clive Owen, who became a croupier in order to explore the world of casino inside, but he induced into a new job to his surprise. Jack himself wasn’t a gambling person. At first, he only watched the game and people who were ready to put everything on the line. However, over time, the situation changed. A frequent casino visitor and a charming girl lured the writer-croupier in a scam. The hazard and associated temptation gradually got control over the hero even stronger than he could assume.
Interesting facts about the film:
- Movie slogan sounds like “Life is a game”