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Daniel Sivan – Dirty Tricks #Docaviv21

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The surprisingly sinister world of competitive bridge.

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16 min. and 27 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Daniel Sivan, director of the film Dirty Tricks.

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A conversation with Daniel Sivan, director of Dirty Tricks, a new documentary that premiered at this year’s Docaviv. The documentary explores a recent huge scandal in the world of competitive bridge. Here, Sivan talks about how he came across his story, as well as what it is that fascinated him about the world of competitive bridge, once it opened its doors to him, and why working on this project was so refreshing for him on a personal and artistic level.

Dirty Tricks: Bridge is the most popular card game in history, enjoyed by millions of senior citizens all around the world. It is also a world of cutthroat competition, with elite players sponsored by billionaires who go toe-to-toe in ruthless high stakes tournaments. The world’s best player is Lotan Fisher, who by the age of 26 became “The Michael Jordan of Bridge”. He was unstoppable, until his archnemesis, Boye Brogeland accused him of cheating, throughout his whole career. Lotan vehemently denies the accusation, which quickly spirals in a massive controversy threatening to bring down the entire competitive Bridge world. With millions of dollars and their lucrative careers at stake, the truth behind one of the world’s most bizarre blood feuds will be revealed in a true-crime comedy documentary.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Daniel Sivan
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Dirty Tricks
  • Festival section
    Israeli Competition
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