A film directed by Ernest Dickerson * with King Willem-Alexander In Attendance
The Ernest Dickerson film ‘Double Play’ had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam– with a crowd of over 800 hundred film fans attending the screening.
The film screened at Oude Luxor and was followed by commentary by Dickerson with an introduction to the cast and the film’s producers Lisa Cortes and Gregory Elias. The star-studded screening was attended by Netherlands’ royalty, King Willem-Alexander as well as dignitaries from Curaçao – Mrs. Eunice Eisden, Minister of Plenipotentiary affairs for Curacao in Holland and Mr. Anthony Begina, substitute Minister of Plenipotentiary affairs for Curacao in Holland.
Double Play’ is a dramatic portrait of humanity in Curaçao focused on an apparently innocent domino game played by four men every Sunday. The game unexpectedly takes a dramatic turn and simmering jealousies lead the group of friends to increasingly drastic actions. There are dangerous secrets, women who make radical choices and a boy who sees everything. Based on the successful novel Double Play by Curaçaoan writer Frank Martinus Arion, the film version adds a contemporary perspective to the prize-winning novel.
The film stars Colin Salmon (Limitless, Arrow), Alexander Karim (Tyrant, The Master Plan), Isaach De Bankolé (Casino Royale, The Killing Zone), Melanie Liburd (Games of Thrones, Dark Matter), Mustafa Shakir (The Night Of, Quarry), Saycon Sengbloh (Scandal, Eclipsed), Dani Dare (black-ish, NCIS: New Orleans), Alani “La La” Anthony (Power, Baggage Claim) with Lennie James (Walking Dead, Snatch) and Louis Gossett, Jr. as “Coco” (An Officer and a Gentleman). The script was written by Evan Jones and Alaric Smeets.
Theatrical release by Paradiso Films on May 25th, 2017 in the Benelux territories, with a Curaçao (Aruba and Surinam) release on March 9th, 2017. Additional release territories to be announced in the coming months.