Filmed on location in Las Vegas, Queen of Diamonds revolves around the life of an alienated blackjack dealer. Starring Tinka Menkes as the intense, damaged dealer, the film examines the desolation when the sun comes up.
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The stultifying routine of a Vegas croupier - both within the casino where she works and in the helplessly squalid places she dwells during her day. Some striking images can't shake off a feeling of self-indulgence in seeking human and landscape dilapidation.
exquisite desolation unsure of everything. inured to the monotony that informs the detritus of modern life. a conflagration emerges. a soul so incredibly parched. "like an dealer [s]he was watching for the card that is so high and wild [s]he'll never need to deal another" -leonard cohen.