Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Pascal Elbe; Simon Abkarian
Director: Frédéric Balekdjian
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Rising auteur Frederic Balekdjian has created a modern day "Mean Streets" with his new film, GAMBLERS, a crackling melodrama set in the garment district of Paris. Vahe is a disaffected small time hustler trying to find his... more »
An Undiscovered Gem
Bruce Frigeri | Parsippany, NJ USA | 06/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Gamblers at a film festival several years ago and was totally blown away by its hard hitting style. This film would be a hit if it was ever re-made in English. Imagine a young Robert De Niro as the lead and you'll get the idea. The director of Gamblers did a great job. I believe this was his first film. Factor in the themes of cross racial love and illegal immigration and you have a great foundation on which to create an excellent film.
People forget that there is a great tradition of gangster and street hustler films in French Cinema. Gamblers fits right into that lineage. It is priced fairly here and I highly recommend it."