Black‘s Game

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Net jei giliai širdyje žinai, kad istorija baigsis tamsoje,

dar nereiškia, kad ji ten prasidėjo.

The last few years of the millennium marked a transformational period for the Icelandic underworld. What had been a relatively innocent playground for petty criminals and “hobby pushers” progressed into the organized and violent industry that prevails today. Black‘s Game takes place during turbulent times, using as framework a handful of real events from the period; the Ecstasy revolution, two armed bank heists, a large scale insurance scam and the biggest drug-bust in the country’s history. All these events shook Icelandic society profoundly, not least because of the high level of professionalism.

International Film Festival Rotterdam – in competition; selected for Crossing Europe Linz International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Óskar Þór Axelsson

A native of Iceland and a graduate from NYU’s Film Department, Óskar Þór Axelsson, born 1973, has extensive background in TV commercials production. Axelsson’s short film Misty Mountain was a nominee for the Student Academy Awards. Black‘s Game marks Axelsson’s feature film debut.