Year / Countries: 2004 / Italy
Genres: horror, thriller, detective
Budget: $2 000 000
Directors: Dario Argento
Cast: Stefania Rocca (Anna Mari), Liam Cunningham (John Brennan), Silvio Muccino (Remo), Adalberto Maria Merli (Police Commissioner)
Detective Italian horror film «The Card Player» (or «Il cartaio») is a story about a gambling maniac who took the «Card Dealer» pseudonym.
He commits a series of brutal murders and then involves local police in his game, putting at stake lives of the girls he abducted. The outcome of each unit of the video-poker game becomes truly fateful. Until the very last moment, the identity of the poker maniac isn’t revealed to the public.
Will the cards help to expose the murder and rescue innocent victims?
In the film, there is a tense atmosphere, unpredictable twists and a rapid pace of development of the events - as in the classic Italian thriller.