THE GAMBLER

LOSEJAS

By Ignas JONYNAS

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Drama - Completed 2013

Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake.

Festivals
& Awards

Fest. Européen des Arcs 2014
Panorama
Riga International film festival 2014
Best feature film DoP & Best Latvian Minority Co-production Film
Warsaw Film Festival 2014
Special Jury Award
Europe around Europe Festival 2014
Special Jury Award
Festroia International Film Festival 2014
Silver Dolphin – Best Script and Best Actor
Lithuanian Silver Cranes 2014
Best Picture / Best Director / Best Actor
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • LITHUANIA, LATVIA
    • Languages
    • LITHUANIAN
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ignas JONYNAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Ignas JONYNAS, Kristupas SABOLIUS
    • Producer(s)
    • Roberts VINOVSKIS (Locomotive Productions), Uljana KIM (Studio Uljana Kim)
    • Synopsis
    • Vincentas is the best employee at the emergency services station, whose passion is one – gambling in different games. Whenever he lands in some difficult situation, the medic is forced to grab onto something radical to return the money he is constantly losing. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Initially the employees at emergency services are the only ones to be attracted to this macabre engagement. Soon enough, however, the idea kicks off and starts spreading like wildfire. The medic colleagues become betting agents, whereas Vincentas takes control of its bank. As financial matters keep on improving, a coworker Ieva starts objecting to the game. A passionate relationship has just unfolded between her and Vincentas. Soon enough he is going to face making a fateful choice – the game or love.
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