Players

A film by Katharina Copony

A 2014, Digital Video/DCP, 70 Min.

Synopsis

Rustem, 23, plays poker. Born and raised in Russia, he lives in Berlin.
 A.k.a. Puma23 xxxx, Rustem has already won more than 100,000 dollars. He starts travelling to poker tournaments across Europe. The computer-generated sounds of the online games are occasionally punctuated by the chips’ hypnotic noises. Suddenly, Rustem sits face to face with his opponents, in a world where the competition hangs heavy in the air. Every man for himself, win or lose. The game begins to affect every facet of his life.

 

Credits

Director:

Katharina Copony

 

Script:

Katharina Copony

Hannes Held

 

Script Consultant:

Geraldine Bajard

 

Photography:

Stefan Neuberger

 

Editing:

Stefan Stabenow

Katharina Copony

 

Sound:
Sebastian Kleinloh
 
Sounddesign:
Alexander Buck 
Kuen il Song
 
with:
Rustem Saparov aka puma23 xxxx
 

Production Management:

Katharina Posch

Flavio Marchetti

 

Producers:

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

 

with support of:

Bm:ukk - Innovative Film

ZDF 3sat

Cine Art Steiermark

 

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Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Dates

26.10.2014

FSK-Kino Berlin

12.10.2014

VOD flimmit.com

11.10.2014

cinema release in Austria

05.10.2014 22:15

3sat

Festivals

Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2014)
Stranger Than Fiction, Cologne (2015)
dokumentarfilmwoche hamburg (2015)

with support of

IF_WS
zdf
3Sat_WS
Land-Stmk_LOGO_kultur_SWneg_grau

Production

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