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20 Ratings


Directed by Barbet Schroeder
West Germany, Portugal, 1984


Swaying between pleasure and despair, Elric throws himself into his pathological passion for the casino. Meeting Suzie could have saved him, but the young woman also sinks into gambling hell. The couple then start getting involved in the fearsome world of professional cheaters.

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Tricheurs Directed by Barbet Schroeder

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  • Sunrise's rating of the film Tricheurs

    Schroeder sculpts a fantastic psychology of gambling! We oscillate between superstition and belief in a "system." Losing becomes just as valid as winning, and approaches towards cheating still produce addictive elements of the unknown gamble: threats of getting caught produce even bigger highs! Winning or loosing, one always wins one thing: the exhilaration of the unknown! Incredible how his narrative does the same!

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