The Card Counter
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Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Tiffany Haddish, Oscar Isaac
Release Date: 01/11/2021
Feature Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins
Trailers: Approx. 20 mins
In line with the latest COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Irish Government, only patrons in possession of a valid COVID-19 Certificate will be granted access to the Eye Cinema building from Oct 22nd 2021. COVID-19 Certs and ID documents will be required and checked at the entrance. Children and Teens under 18 years of age are exempt.
The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Oscar Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a retired military major. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.