Schwarzer Bube (1984)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Werner (Hanno Pöschl) is a swift and canny cardsharp about to face a surprise showdown with his retired father in this wry story about outfoxing the foxes. Werner plays poker with all sorts of devious tricks to ensure that he will come out ahead -- otherwise, why play? Each year, Werner goes to visit his father -- a former actor -- on his birthday, and the two celebrate the occasion. This year, his father has set up a friendly poker game to welcome his son, just a few companions out for a pleasant time. Werner joins the group, and, much to his astonishment, his father and the two buddies start winning every hand. Rattled and confused, Werner is about to lose more than his shirt -- though there is some hope that his aging father will, in the end, have pity on his son and give him back his Porsche -- and maybe an explanation.



birthday, father, gambling, mentor, showdown