R | | Crime, Drama
A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Director of photography Jean-Yves Escoffier based the look of the film not from the neon garishness of New York but on somber Flemish art.
You can shear a sheep many times, but skin him only once.
Mike enters the Troopers card game wearing a jacket, is thrown out of the game without it, and is shown later wearing the jacket again. But you can (barely) hear the jacket get thrown onto the ground after him.
English, Hebrew, Russian
$8,459,126 (USA) (11 September 1998)
$22,905,674 (USA) (6 November 1998)
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