The Card Player (also know as Il cartaio) full movie is released on Jan 02, 2004. Watch The Card Player online - the Italian Horror movie from Italy , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $3,368,452. The Card Player is directed by Dario Argento and created by Dario Argento with Stefania Rocca and Liam Cunningham.

After the abduction of a British tourist in Rome, police inspector Anna Mari is contacted by the criminal, who self-entitles The Card Player, challenging the police department to dispute a video poker with him where the prize would be the life of the victim. The Chief of Police refuses to participate and the victim is tortured and killed in front of an Internet web cam. British detective John Brennan is assigned to investigate the case and when another woman is kidnapped, they invite the addicted player Remo to play for the police. Anna and John lead the investigation trying to disclose who might be the serial-killer.

As know as:

Il cartaio, El jugador, Desu saito, O hartopaiktis, デス・サイト

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 23, 2005





Production Companies:

Opera Film (II), Medusa Film

Gross worldwide:



A serial killer with a vice for Video Poker.


Dave Kehr
New York Times
Though it's based on a promisingly outrageous premise ... the film unfolds as a tired, thoroughly conventional police procedural that might as well be titled CSI: Roma.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 06, 2004
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
Fans of the cult helmer who expect the usual gore will be disappointed -- but there are compensations.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 06, 2004
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
Watching the online cards turn slowly (sometimes painfully so) in the film is to be reminded of how good Argento used to be when his aesthetic approach was less synthetic.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 19, 2004

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