Agony Club is an underground casino from the last Philip Marlow detective novel by Raymond Chandler, Playback, which be began in 1958. Unfinished at the time of his death, it was completed by Robert B. Parker in 1988. The ‘K’ of Agony Klub is a reference to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, whose films frequently feature some kind of unheimlich performance, embodying the popularesoteric. A.K. is also the documentary made by Chris Marker on Akira Kurosawa, made in 1985.