Director: Philip Haas
Writer: Philip Haas, Belinda Haas, Paul Auster
Stars: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning, Joel Grey
Countries: United States
Whilst traveling across America living off the money from a large inheritance, ex-fireman Nashe has a chance meeting with Pozzi, a professional gambler and card shark. Nashe agrees to fund the penniless Pozzi in a game of poker against two eccentric millionaires, Flower and Stone, in an attempt to regain some of his spent fortune. His gamble has unforeseen and bizarre consequences for both himself and Pozzi. This film is an almost exact translation of the novel by Paul Auster.