The Card Counter is a 2021 drama movie written and directed by Paul Schrader. Starring Oscar Isaac.
A very smart and true movie.
The Card Counter Plot Synopsis
William Tell is an ex-military interrogator living under the radar as a low-stakes gambler. Tell’s meticulous life is thrown into disarray when he encounters Cirk, a young man looking to commit revenge against a mutual enemy. With backing from mysterious financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk on the casino circuit to set him on a new path. However, he finds that the ghosts of the past will not release him so easily. (Filmaffinity)
“A highly controlled piece of filmmaking with an unerring command of tone (…) Isaac is such a remarkably compelling force” David Rooney: The Hollywood Reporter
“There are moments in this deliberately paced drama when there simply isn’t enough going on to sustain interest (…) However, very near the end (…) the drama rises to a new, exalted level” Todd McCarthy: Deadline
Cast & Crew
The Card Counter (2021)
Movie title: The Card Counter
Date published: January 22, 2022
Director(s): Paul Schrader
A very smart movie. A drop of reality.