CROUPIER tells the complex story of an aspiring writer who must take a job in order to pay the bills. Experienced as a professional croupier Jack Manfred (Clive Owen) is hired by an upscale casino in London where he intends to silently observe the goings on while continuing to work on his latest novel. Tensions begin to emerge between Jack and his girlfriend Marion (Gina McKee) when he finds himself succumbing to the temptations that the gambling world presents most notably the gorgeous Jani (Alex Kingston) whose mysterious intentions eventually make themselves clear. As the story unfolds Jack begins to realize that hes becoming the immoral hero of his novel and is in fact giving in to these temptations to provide him with subject matter that will make for a memorable work of fiction. BR Director Mike Hodges and screenwriter Paul Mayersberg have crafted a taut thriller that keeps the twists unfolding until the films very last shot. As a tribute to Mayersbergs script Hodges insisted that he share the films author credit with the scribe. This unprecedented decision combined with Owens seductive highly irresistible performance results in a motion picture that is an intelligent throwback to the crime films of yesteryear.
Release Date: 24 September 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 90 minutes
Production Year: 1998
Main Language: English
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