Image/Cover Art has NOTHING to do with the film.,
This review is from: Black's Game (English Subtitled) (Amazon Instant Video)
Nothing at all. Whatsoever. Absolutely and totally zero.
Frak all lying, sleazoid distribution companies. All they do with bait & switch tactics is to frustrate viewers, who are expecting one thing, then get another.
What this film is NOT: An American action shoot-em-up. Even the description in English "to pay off a debt, a college student, blah, blah . . . " is only vaguely related to the plot. I'm not certain whoever wrote the description actually saw the film.
This film is: About dealing drugs in Iceland, from 1999-2000. It's a decent suspense film, and the cinematography, plot, characters, dialogue. artistic technique, etc. are all awesome, and a great example of what Hollywood has largely shown itself completely incapable of doing: writing a movie. There's lots of sex and violence, very little of which has to do with sidearms. One can do a tremendous amount of violence without a firearm, folks.
The film is similar to Trainspotting in many ways.
The ending is awful, and I'm pretty sure was forced upon the producers for the subtitled version for the American market or for European distribution. Awful, awful ending that has very little to do with the rest of the film. Came close to giving it one star because of the ending, but . . . just ignore the ending, blame it on the editors, and take the film up until that point.
A lot of people will really, really hate this movie. Seems to be 100 people hating it to 1 person liking it. Not a surprise.
Icelandic women are clearly the most beautiful in the world, btw. I'm debating moving to Iceland.