Reykjavík, 1999: Iceland’s crime scene is in violent flux and young Stebbi suddenly finds himself in a world of debt collectors, drug dealers, stunning blondes, robberies and slaughter.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stefán Máni, BLACK’S GAME (
SVARTUR Á LEIK) tells the true coming-of-age story of the Icelandic underworld.


★★★★ A powerful, shocking, and enjoyable film”
- LUKE RYAN BALDOCK, THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS

★★★★ Entertaining and at times rather dark and frightening.
…mixes thriller, some comedy, action and plenty of drama.”

- RICHARD BRUNTON, FILMSTALKER

★★★★ A likeable drug pusher movie, BLACK’S GAME
is a slick piece of work …unusually entertaining.”

- JAY SEAVER, E-FILM CRITIC

“9/10 A pretty awesome, techno-charged underworld tale.
…I had a friggin’ blast with BLACK’S GAME!”

- CHRIS BUMBRAY, ARROW IN THE HEAD

★★★★ Utterly convincing in it’s brutality and violence.
I walked out of the screening in a daze.”

- ÖGMUNDUR JÓNASSON, ICELAND’S MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR






BLACK’S GAME had its world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in February 2012. On March 2nd it opened in Iceland and was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike, becoming the biggest box office hit in 2012 and the 2nd highest grossing Icelandic movie in history.


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BLACK’S GAME on imdb