The Gambler


1h 37m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A mix of fact and fiction which tells the story of Dostoyevsky's struggles as an impoverished, gambling-addicted writer and his relationship with the stenographer hired to take dictation of his novel "The Gambler." The story-within-a-story parallels the romance between Dostoyevsky and Anna with that

Film Details

Also Known As
Gambler
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Canal + Image International; Cineimage; European Script Fund; StudioCanal; Union Generale
Distribution Company
Independent Artists Filmed Entertainment/Legacy Releasing; Channel 4; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A mix of fact and fiction which tells the story of Dostoyevsky's struggles as an impoverished, gambling-addicted writer and his relationship with the stenographer hired to take dictation of his novel "The Gambler." The story-within-a-story parallels the romance between Dostoyevsky and Anna with that of the main characters of "The Gambler."

Crew

Martin Astle

Recording Engineer

Martin Astle

Music Mixer

Sandor Balo

Production Manager

Edit Basilides

Key Makeup Artist

Charles Cohen

Screenwriter

Charles Cohen

Producer

Zsolt Csutak

Key Production Assistant

Nick Dear

Screenwriter

Constance Devos

Assistant Production Designer

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

From Story ("The Gambler")

Celestia Fox

Casting

Gabor Gajdos

Assistant Director

Constantine Gregory

Adr Supervisor

Akos Gulyas

Video Operator

Tania C Hammond-adler

Production Coordinator

Jeannette Healey

Post-Production Supervisor

Ian Hierons

Music Supervisor

Gyorgy Homonnay

Wardrobe Master

Frank Jansen

Kro Commissioning Editor

Lorand Javor

Art Director

Sue Jones-davis

Script Supervisor/Continuity

Gyprgy Kalaszi

Still Photographer

Andras Kecza

Assistant Director

Hans Kemna

Casting (Holland)

Stepan Konicek

Conductor (City Of Prague Philharmonic)

Agota Kovacs

Production Coordinator (Hungary)

Sophie Lane Fox

Casting (United Kingdom)

Tibor Lazar

Art Director

Brian Lock

Original Music

Brian Lock

Music; Music Adaptation ("Souvenir De Florence Op 70 (Adagio Cantabile E Con Moto)"), Music Mixer

Szilard Makkos

Assistant Camera

Nancy Manningham

Dialogue Supervisor

Ferenc Markovics

Still Photographer

Tamas Maros

Unit/Location Manager

Henrik Meierkord

Apprentice Editor

Tony Message

Foley Supervisor

Gerrit Netten

Assistant Editor

Katherine Ogden

Screenwriter

Ferenc Ormos

Special Effects

Sylvia Pinter

Assistant Director

John Pitt

Sound Mixer

Piet Rodenburg

Dialogue Editor

Laszlo Rorarius

Location Manager

Luc Schengen

Steadicam Operator

Gerard Schurmann

Additional Music

Rene Seegers

Co-Producer

Szabolcs Stella

Boom Operator

Istvan Szucs

Hair Stylist

Pal Szuros

Boom Operator

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music ("Souvenir De Florence Op 70 (Adagio Cantabile E Con Moto)")

Karoly B Temesvari

Supervising Makeup/Hair

Istvan Toth

Set Decorator

William Trent

Supervising Sound Editor

Bela Unger

Stunt Coordinator

Jules Van Den Steenhoven

Director Of Photography

Karin Van Der Werff

Art Department Co-Ordinator

Ben Van Os

Production Designer

Karel Van Ossenbruggen

Line Producer

Dien Van Straalen

Costume Designer

Berry Van Zwieten

Line Producer

Robbert Vandijk

Other

Marc Vlessing

Producer

Wim Vonk

Sound Design

Mark Warman

Other

Kevin Whelan

Editor

Tania Windsor

Post-Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Gambler
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Canal + Image International; Cineimage; European Script Fund; StudioCanal; Union Generale
Distribution Company
Independent Artists Filmed Entertainment/Legacy Releasing; Channel 4; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

The first screen appearance since 1943's "Hostages" for Luise Rainer, the Oscar-winning Best Actress of "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936) and "The Good Earth" (1937).

Released in United States August 13, 1999

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States on Video March 19, 2002

Released in United States Summer August 4, 1999

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Began shooting June 24, 1996.

Completed shooting August 10, 1996.

Released in United States on Video March 19, 2002

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer August 4, 1999

Released in United States August 13, 1999 (Los Angeles)