An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without as they gamble... See full summary »
Victor is a man who gets to Paris to join his family around their seriously ill father, Max. As the chance of selling the family business begins to disrupt the family relationships, Victor ... See full summary »
Fernando Fernán Gómez,
Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop ... See full summary »
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
Antonio and Concha, a couple who are constantly fighting about money, win the Christmas Lottery first prize. Concha, who is very bossy, starts making decisions about how they're going to ... See full summary »
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Pedro Mari Sánchez,
An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from which only one of them will emerge intact. There is Tomas, a young thief and the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash; Federico, who survived a massive earthquake and discovered he has the power to rob those around him of their good fortune with a touch; Sam, a casino owner who is the ultimate survivor after losing everything but his own life in the terrible conflagration that enveloped Europe during the Second World War; and Sara, a policewoman who walked away from a car crash that killed her family and becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind a clandestine gambling ring where death and luck intermingle. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The film crew could not get permission for filming from a helicopter in the National Park of "Las Cañadas del Teide", so they used a remote controlled mini-helicopter. See more »
When Tomas enters the insurance company offices to meet Federico, the letters on the glass doors are placed so they can be read from the inside of the building. Normally, they should be placed the other way. See more »
Take the risks the director took and enjoy - Fascinating, Engrossing, Mesmerising, Beautiful
I have read other reviews and I find the reviews fall in to two categories. The first category are those viewers who wanted a beginning a middle and an end without any confusing plot roles. While there are the rest of us, me included obviously, who found a film that grabs a mesmerising but mysterious plot and applied many contemporary issues around it.
I found this film amazing and if it was conventional covering conventional themes in an almodovar case where the subject area can be disturbing but has realistic elements - then many would have liked this film. Instead the subject matter dealt with in this film can appear insulting to some people who don't feel it is realistic.
This is where film becomes film and this is why this is an expert piece of film making.
The story involves a plot that is unknown to the regular viewer and it is a journey and it is a beautiful journey one is taken on. Very much on the sphere of Inarritu and Amenabar but this film does take risks and on that level it is understandable that many will not like this film.
As the case goes though, if you are on the ride and you accept the risks taken - you will enjoy this film very much so.
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