The Gambler
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This British-Dutch-Hungarian biographical drama combines incidents from the life of novelist Feodor Dostoyevsky with a dramatization of his short novel The Gambler. The character of Polina in the novel was based by Dostoyevsky on Polina Suslova, his 1862-63 lover. In the tradition of Dennis Potter, this film mixes fiction with reality, opening in 1870 with a woman and child seeking someone in a casino at the German resort of Baden-Baden. The story then leaps backward to 1866 St. Petersburg, where impoverished student Anna (Jodhi May) accepts a stenographic position with cantankerous… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There seems to be a lot missing in this shortened telling of the story within a story for it to be more than moderately effective."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Makes little to no sense at all"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"A polished but superficial period drama that fails to illuminate what could have been an involving story."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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