Double Play

  • 130'
  • Curaçao
  • 2017

This film version adds a contemporary perspective to the prize-winning book Double Play by Curaçaoan writer Frank Martinus Arion. We take a retrospective look behind-the-scenes of the fatal domino game in the 1970s through the eyes of Ostrik, now fifty, who is a son of one of the players. Because his Dutch wife has left him, he now returns with mixed feelings after a long absence to his birthplace, where his father was a good-for-nothing taxi driver who was very good at finding his way to rum and the red light district, Campo Alegre.
As a guileless boy of eleven, Ostrik witnesses a tragedy that will mark him for life. The harder the dominos hit the table, the more suspicion flares up. Friendship changes to rivalry, but in this macho world, it’s up to two desperate yet courageous women to turn things around. This adultery drama is also a story about pride and humiliation, money and love, ambition and hope.

After the screening on Fri 27 Jan, there is live music from the Curaçaoan-Dutch vocalist Izaline Calister. Additionally there is music from DJ Git Hyper. Follow Git Hyper on Facebook

Director
Ernest Dickerson
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Curaçao
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
130'
Medium
DCP
Languages
English, Papiamento
Producers
Lisa Cortés, Gregory Elias
Production Companies
Cortés Films, Fundashon Bon Intenshon
Sales
Double Play Production, LLC
Screenplay
Evan Jones, Alaric Smeets
Cinematography
Patrick Murguia
Editor
Stephen Lovejoy
Production Design
Felix de Rooy
Sound Design
Ron Aston
Music
Jay Wadley
Cast
Lennie James, Melanie Liburd, Bronson Pinchot, La La Anthony, Dani Dare, Colin Salmon, Mustafa Shakir
Local Distributor
Paradiso Filmed Entertainment (NL)