"The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break, it kills - it kills the very good, and the very gentle, and the very brave, impartially. If you are none of these, you can be sure it will kill you, too, but there will be no special hurry"
Neo Noir - Check
First Person Narrative - Check
When the above mentioned elements are done right i just cant stop thinking about them. Clive Owen who sparkles in the lead role is charismatic who moonlights as a dealer in a film which brims with wonderful quotes full of profundity and food for thought. I also believe it tackles kismet in how life can be fair or unfair depending on how you look at it. As far movies with gambling in casinos go, it's right up there with California Split,The Gambler in terms of atmospherics and authenticity.