The Icelandic blockbuster Black’s Game (Svartur á leik), based on the eponymous crime novel by Stefán Máni, is currently being screened with English subtitles at Bíó Paradís on Hverfisgata in central Reykjavík.
The thriller has been well received by critics and moviegoers alike. It has sold more than 60,000 tickets, which accounts for approximately 20 percent of the population.
Leslie Felperin at Variety wrote of the film: “A refreshing change to see a seedier side to Reykjavik, normally such a cozily portrayed locale.” It takes place in Reykjavík in 1999 and is based on real events.
“Iceland’s crime scene is in a violent flux and young Stebbi suddenly finds himself in a world of debt collectors, drug dealers, stunning blondes, robberies and slaughter,” the film’s producers say in description of the storyline.
The film’s executive producer is director of Drive Nicolas Winding Refn.
Black’s Game will be screened with English subtitles at Bíó Paradís every night at 8 pm and 10 pm for at least two weeks.
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