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Molly's Game
‘The West Wing’ writer Aaron Sorkin’s critically-acclaimed directorial debut is a wildly enjoyable, pacy and thrilling drama. Based on a true story, ‘Molly’s Game’ is fuelled by a sizzling lead performance by Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, the young Olympic-standard skier who, following a catastrophic injury, ends up hosting a high-stakes poker game in Los Angeles.
Molly’s poker school is soon hosting famous actors, sports stars, politicians, tycoons, mobsters and assorted A-list celebrities (names have been changed in this dramatization, but Leonardo di Caprio, Ben Affleck and Tobey Maguire all were regulars), but as the stakes begin spiraling into the millions, Molly’s inevitable, eventual downfall at the hands of the FBI becomes inevitable. As she fights for her freedom, her one supporter, lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba) is the only person who has a chance of helping Molly turn her life back from the brink…
2017 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / 141 mins
Genre: Biography and Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References, Adult Themes, Drugs, Strong Language and Violence
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Producer: Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, Matt Jackson
Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
DOP: Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Editor: Alan Baumgarten A.C.E., Josh Schaeffer, Elliot Graham
Composer: Daniel Pemberton
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Chris O'Dowd
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