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Paul Schrader's thrilling, tension-fulled follow-up to the universallly acclaimed First Reformed sees him teaming up with Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Dune) for a revenge story set in the volatile, high-stakes world of gambling.

Paul Schrader
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Isaac is William Tell, an ex-military interrogator, who finds a new life in Vegas casinos following ten years of incarceration.

He meets Cirk (Tye Sheridan, Ready Player One), with whom he finds common ground, and they begin a partnership on the road. However, the inescapable toll of the past soon becomes clear, with the imposing figure of Major John Gordo (Willem Defoe, The Lighthouse) looming large on their future….

Garnering critical laudation for Isaac’s towering, introspective performance, as well as Schrader’s deftness of touch in creating a gripping drama which grapples with nuanced moral quandries, The Card Counter is stylish, intoxicating cinema, which demonstrates the writer of Taxi Driver still remains a master of storytelling.

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