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The Gambler


Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

With actress Oona Mekas in person

Lithuania. Dir. Ignas Jonynas. 2013, 109 mins. With Vytautas Kaniusonis, Oona Mekas, Rimas Blockis. This twisted ultra-stylish thriller serves up a shocking premise: Vincentas, a paramedic with a gambling addiction, collects big time when he starts taking bets on whether his patients live or die. As the scheme sweeps the hospital he works in, Vincentas, acting as bookie, begins raking in the money—but has he sold his soul? Laced with black comedy, a touch of the surreal, and a pulse-pounding sense of unease, The Gambler is a noirish plunge into the darkest depths of amorality, and was Lithuania’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language film.

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