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by Dario Argento


A stranger kidnaps an American tourist in Rome. Then the police are sent a challenge by email. A mysterious individual, who calls himself “the card player” confirms he’s the kidnapper, giving concrete proof, and challenges the police to play video poker in a chat room.

international title: The Card Player
original title: Il cartaio
country: Italy
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (ACEK)
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Dario Argento
film run: 106'
release date: IT 02/01/2004
screenplay: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini
cast: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Fabio Poggiali, Adalberto Maria Merli, Federico Pacifici, Mia Benedetta, Fiore Argento, Claudio Santamaria
cinematography by: Benoît Debie
film editing: Walter Fasano
art director: Antonello Geleng
costumes designer: Patrizia Chericoni
music: Claudio Simonetti
producer: Claudio Argento
production: Medusa Film, Opera Film Produzione
distributor: Medusa Film

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