Croupier

Croupier

Großbritannien / Deutschland 1997, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Croupier

Jack, a young unemployed writer in London, is in a desperate financial situation. Then his father, a professional gambler, gets him a job in a casino. However, the job claims its price: stress and the temptations after work - drinks, drugs and casual sex - pull him down into the nighttime underground.

As his relationship with his girlfriend Marion is going off the rails, he meets Jani, a gambler, who knows and understands life in the casino. Jani, who has got mixed up with a gang of criminals, asks Jack to help her and offers him money in return. In the end, Jack accepts the offer giving him the prospect of the much-longed-for financial independence. Suddenly, Jani has disappeared, Marion is found dead. Writing becomes an obession for Jack. He has at last found his subject: he writes about a croupier, about himself. The book becomes a bestseller... The Croupier is a stylish and unpre-dictable story about the wheel of life, about happiness and desperation, fate and coincidence, conspiracy and Providence.

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Credits

Director:Mike Hodges
Screenplay:Paul Mayersberg
Director of photography:Mike Garfath
Editing:Leslie Healey
Music:Simon Fisher Turner
  
Cast: 
Alex KingstonJani de Villiers
Alexander MortonDavid Reynolds
Arnold ZaromHabib, der Terrorist
Barnaby KayAutoverkäufer
Carol DavisCroupier
Christine NiemöllerPat
Ciro de ChiaraAndros
Claudia BarthKellnerin
Claudine CarterFrau
Clive OwenJack Manfred
David HamiltonAngestellter des Casinos
Doremy VernonFrau
Eddie OseiIndianer
George KhanHustender Mann
Gina McKeeMarion Neil
Joanna E. DrummondAgnes
John BakerMann in Toilette
John RadcliffeFriseur
Kate HardieBella
Paul ReynoldsMatt
Manfred HeidenLeibwächter von Mr. Tchai
Neville PhillipsWeißhaariger Mann
Nicholas BallJack Manfred Sr.
Nick RedingGiles Cremorne
Ozzie YueMr. Tchai
Rhona MitraMädchen mit Joint
Sheila WhitfieldManiküre
Tom MannionDetective Inspector Ross
Ursula AlbertsMadame Claude
Vida GarmanFrau in Toilette
  
Production company:Little Bird Inc. (London), Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Jonathan Cavendish

All Credits

Director:Mike Hodges
Assistant director:Richard Walker, Jez Murrell, Michael Murray, Sascha Koszinowski (Deutschland), Ulrike Hamacher (Deutschland)
Script supervisor:Catherine Allinson
Screenplay:Paul Mayersberg
Director of photography:Mike Garfath
Camera operator:Gordon Hayman
Production design:Jon Bunker
Set design:Ian Reade-Hill, Alexander Scherer (Deutschland)
Prop master:Gillie Delap, Gernot Thöndel (Deutschland)
Stand-by props:Ulrike Gojowczyk
Make-up artist:Horst Allert, Delia Mündelein, Amanda Warburton (Zusätzliche Maske), Heike Wolff (Zusätzliche Maske - Deutschland), Ulrike Bruns-Giffel (Zusätzliche Maske - Deutschland)
Costume design:Caroline Harris
Costumes:Nicholas Heather, Anja Bölck, Ursula Münstermann
Editing:Leslie Healey
Sound editor:Colin Miller
Foley editor:Jacques Leroide
Sound:Ivan Sharrock
Music recording:Richard Preston
Foley artist:Roy Baker, Felicity Cottrell, Jack Stew
Audio mixing:Michael Dowson
Consultant:David Hamilton (Beratender Croupier), Carol Davis (Beratender Croupier)
Stunt co-ordinator:Graeme Crowther
Music:Simon Fisher Turner
  
Cast: 
Alex KingstonJani de Villiers
Alexander MortonDavid Reynolds
Arnold ZaromHabib, der Terrorist
Barnaby KayAutoverkäufer
Carol DavisCroupier
Christine NiemöllerPat
Ciro de ChiaraAndros
Claudia BarthKellnerin
Claudine CarterFrau
Clive OwenJack Manfred
David HamiltonAngestellter des Casinos
Doremy VernonFrau
Eddie OseiIndianer
George KhanHustender Mann
Gina McKeeMarion Neil
Joanna E. DrummondAgnes
John BakerMann in Toilette
John RadcliffeFriseur
Kate HardieBella
Paul ReynoldsMatt
Manfred HeidenLeibwächter von Mr. Tchai
Neville PhillipsWeißhaariger Mann
Nicholas BallJack Manfred Sr.
Nick RedingGiles Cremorne
Ozzie YueMr. Tchai
Rhona MitraMädchen mit Joint
Sheila WhitfieldManiküre
Tom MannionDetective Inspector Ross
Ursula AlbertsMadame Claude
Vida GarmanFrau in Toilette
  
Production company:Little Bird Inc. (London), Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln)
in association with:La _Compagnie des Phares et Balises (Paris), Channel Four (London), La Sept Cinéma (Issy-les-Moulineaux), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Canal + (Paris)
Producer:Jonathan Cavendish
Co-Producer:Christine Ruppert
Producer (TV):Monika Paetow (WDR)
Executive producer:James Mitchell
Line producer:Jake Lloyd
Associate producer:Martin Wiebel
Unit production manager:Julie Clark, Bernd Huckenbeck (Deutschland)
Production coordinator:Ingrid Litman, Claudia Hodel (Deutschland)
Post-production:Daniel Lloyd
Original distributor:Zephir Film GmbH (Düsseldorf), TiMe Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:8481 ft, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 03.06.1999

Titles

Originaltitel (GB) Croupier
Schreibvariante (DE) Der Croupier

Versions

Original

Length:8481 ft, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 03.06.1999
 

Prüffassung

Length:2584 m, 94 min
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.04.1999, 81900, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
 

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