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Some say it started in China over a thousand years ago, long before the Louisiana steamboat gamblers and Wild West cowboys put their stamp on it. Today, it’s become far more than a game. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, fired by the hopes and dreams of gamblers everywhere.

Whether it’s a quick hand, an online tournament or an event played out on the grand scale, Poker has become part of our collective consciousness. Casinos are now the stages on which professional gamblers find rock star status and become millionaires at the drop of a card ~ while millions watch on screens across the globe.

From Montreal to Las Vegas, this documentary gives us access to players’ lifestyles and mindsets. We meet André Boyer and Isabelle Mercier who are veterans of the game, and Jonathan Duhamel and Érik Cajelais, the young wolves nipping at their heels, waiting for a chance to rise in the rankings.

Is it skill, strategy or something else that draws in people of all ages and walks of life? American legend, Doyle Brunson once said, “Poker is war. People pretend it is a game.”

So get ready. Press play. It’s time to go ALL IN.  

Duration: 
1 x 90 min
Producer: 
Ubique Film
Nationality: 
Canadian
Category: 
New releases
Docs
Available rights: 
Worldwide
Version: 
French
Format: 
HD
Year: 
2014
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