The Gambler Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Gambler the Movie

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In St. Petersburg in 1866, Russian writer Dostoyevsky (Gambon) is a middle-aged compulsive gambler who is currently indebted to his publisher Stellovsky (Jansen) and must now write a new novel in 27 days to pay him off. He hires poverty-stricken Anna (May) to be his secretary and the dictated novel turns out to be the story of a gambling couple who are trying to get out of hock at a German resort. The real and fictional intertwine as Anna becomes more and more protective of Dostoyevsky and is determined to help him succeed.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from British, Dutch, Hungarian.

Cast and Crew

Writers, Russia/USSR, Gambling, Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Fyodor Dostoyevski
Charles Cohen, Nick Dear, Katharine Odgen
Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Dominic West, Luise Rainer, John Wood, Johan Leysen, Thom Jansen, Angeline Ball
Jules Van Den Steenhoven
Karoly Makk
Brian Lock

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