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As Luck Would Have It (2011)
"La chispa de la vida" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 January 2012 (Spain)
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

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Roberto Gómez
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Luisa
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Mercedes
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Alcalde
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Nerea Camacho ...
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Javier Gándara
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Kiko Segura
José Manuel Cervino ...
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David Solar
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

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Koka Kola
1 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT (dir. Álex de la Iglesia) A weak Spanish satirical comedy about an unemployed advertising executive who suffers a horrific accident in which he falls at a construction site and is pierced through the skull by a piece of iron rebar, yet remains conscious during the entire ordeal. In the process of getting help he engages the service of a publicity agent, and attempts to exploit the situation for all it's worth. The film tries to make a philosophical statement about the nature of a society that would encourage or support such self-serving behavior, but the film doesn't take it far enough. This could have really been a powerful drama or a scathing black comedy, but just came off as a lackluster effort.


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