The last few years of the millennium marked a transformational period for the Icelandic underworld. What had been a relatively innocent playground for petty criminals and “hobby pushers” progressed into the organized and violent industry that prevails today.
BLACK’S GAME takes place during turbulent times, using as framework a handful of real events from the period; the Ecstasy revolution, two armed bank heists, a large scale insurance scam and the biggest drugbust in the country’s history. All these events shook Icelandic society profoundly, not least because of the high level of professionalism.
Cast: Thor Kristjansson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Damon Younger, María Birta, Vignir Rafn Valpórsson
Screenplay: Óskar Thór Axelsson, Original von / by: Stefán Máni
Director of Photography: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Film Editor: Kristján Loðmfjörð
Composer: Frank Hall
Production Designer: Haukur Karlsson
Costume Design: Margrét Einarsdóttir
Sound: Huldar Freyr Arnarson
Producer: Thor S. Sigurjonsson
Co-Producer: Skuli Fr. Malmquist, Arnar Knutsson
Production Company: Filmus Productions
World Sales: TrustNordisk Film
Distributor: Koch Media Deutschland GmbH
Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson