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Queen of Diamonds (1991)

Queen of Diamonds

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Nina Menkes' second feature is composed of incidents in the life of a depressed Las Vegas blackjack dealer played by the director's sister and regular collaborator, Tinka Menkes. The first half of the film reveals that she lives in a cheap, ramshackle apartment building, along with a bickering couple and an ailing old man for whom she is caring. There is a reference to a husband who has gone missing, and scenes in which she wanders alone through the city. The heart of the film is a 14-minute sequence of the dealer at work. Its noise, chaos, and gaudy lights wrench the viewer out of the contemplative mood of the scenes that precede it while drilling home the deadening monotony of her job. As if propelled by this sequence's power, the film's narrative strands then begin to move toward completion.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Nina Menkes
On DVD: Jul 1, 1993
Runtime:
Sundance Institute

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In this interesting, feminist indie from Nina Menkes, we get a complex portrait of a woman who may be both a victim and onlooker.

Full Review… | June 14, 2011
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A Rorschach test for the curious viewer.

Full Review… | September 2, 2004
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