The Gambler
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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: Latvia /Lithuania
Year: 2013


109 min, color

Director: Ignas Jonynas Screenplay: Kristupas Sabolius, Ignas Jonynas Cinematography: Janis Eglitis Music: The Bus / Paulius Kilbauskas, Dominykas Strupinskas Production Design: Nerijus Narmontas Costumes: Ausra Kleizaite Editing: Stasys Zak Sound: Arturas Pugaciauskas, Saulius Urbanavicius Producer: Uljana Kim Co-Producer: Roberts Vinovskis Cast: Vytautas Kaniusonis, Oona Mekas, Romuald Lavrynovic, Rimas Blockis, Giedre Giedraityte, Valerijus Jevsejevas, Lukas Kersys

Paramedic Vincentas is the best employee at the emergency services station, whose passion is one - gambling in different games. He is forced to grab onto something radical to return the money he is constantly losing. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Financial matters keep on improving, but Vincentas is going to make a fateful choice. Love, life and death will be at stake.

Studio Uljana Kim
Antakalnio 94-25 LT10202 Vilnius
in co-production with:
Locomotive Productions (Latvia)

World Sales:
Wide Management

Ignas Jonynas

Born in 1971 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music, Film and Television. He also attended the Amsterdam Film School and a series of seminars given by Krzysztof Zanussi in Warsaw. His short film DANCING WORM (Sokantis kirminas, 2006) garnered an Audience Mention at the Venice Off Circuit in 2007. THE GAMBLER is his feature film debut.


2013 Losejas / The Gambler
2010 Yolki / Six Degrees of Celebration (with 5 other directors)
2006 Sokantis kirminas/ Dancing worm (short)
2005 Sekmadienis toks, koks yra / Sunday as It Is (short)