Svartur á Leik

Black's Game

BLACK'S GAME may not be the most epic or original rise-and-fall-of-a-criminal-empire-film ever but it comes pretty close, and sure is a mighty enjoyable entry in that field. Competently made, briskly paced, charismatically acted by its (often creepy) cast and totally hiding any evidence of a low budget, it turned out to be a crowdpleaser.” (

Director's Biography
Óskar Thór Axelsson, born 1973 in Iceland. He graduated from NYU’s Film Department, has an extensive background in TV commercials production and made numerous short films. His NYU thesis, MISTY MOUNTAIN (2007) was nominated for the Student Academy Awards and won three Craft Awards at NYU’s First Run Film Festival. Black's Game marks Axelsson´s feature film debut and was screened at IFF Rotterdam 2012. // Films (Selected): NYLON(2003, short), TRAVELER (2004, short), BEHIND THE EIGHTBALL (2006, short), SVARTUR A LEIK (Black's Game, 2012)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2012
Óskar Thór Axelsson
Island 2012
104 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Óskar Thór Axelsson
Cinematography Bergsteinn Bjorgulfsson
Editing Kristjan Lodmfjord
Sound/Sounddesign Ingvar Lundberg
With Thorvaldur David Kristjansson, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Damon Younger, Egill Einarsson, Maria B. Bjarnardottir
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