2021 – 66th Edition
Official section - Feature films

The Card Counter

/ El contador de cartas

Paul Schrader
Estados Unidos / Reino Unido / China
 - 2021
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Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’. Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions.

Paul Schrader

He was born in Michigan (United States) in 1946. He achieved his first success with the script for ‘The Yakuza’ (Sidney Pollack, 1974). Later he would sign unforgettable scripts like those for ‘Taxi Driver’ (1976), ‘Raging Bull’ (1980) or ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ (1988), all directed by Martin Scorsese. His career as a director reflects his predilection for highly varied styles and film genres, from the denunciation of ‘Hardcore’ to the romantic thriller in ‘American Gigolo’, or the biopic in ‘ Mishima ‘, presented out of competition in the 30th edition of Seminci. His films have won numerous awards in Valladolid: ‘Blue Collar’ won the Silver Spike in the 23rd edition; ‘Affliction’ bagged the awards for Best Actor and Best Cinematography in the 42nd edition; and ‘Adam Resurrected’ received the Best Music award in the 54th edition. In 2013 he was the subject of a retrospective and received the Honorary Spike in Valladolid, where his film ‘The Canyons’ screened out of competition in the Official Section.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Paul Schrader
SCREENPLAY
Paul Schrader
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alexander Dynan
EDITOR
Ben Rodriguez Jr.
SOUND
Luis Cota
MÚSIC
Robert Levon Been, Giancarlo Vulcano
PRODUCED BY
Braxton Pope, Lauren Mann, David M. Wulf
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Saturn Streamming, Astrakan Film, Redline Entertainment, Bona Film Group
CAST
Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Tiffany Haddish, Willem Dafoe, Bobby C. King, Alexander Babara, Marcus Wayne, Don Lay
RUNNING TIME
110 min.
FORMAT
Color
TIPE
Largometraje
COUNTRY
Estados Unidos / Reino Unido / China
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2021
CONTACT
Hanway Films
+44 207 290 0750
IN SPAIN
Universal Pictures International Spain
+34 91 522 72 61

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