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Intacto (2001)

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An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that they cannot afford to be without luck as they ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Tomás
Eusebio Poncela ... Federico
Mónica López ... Sara
Antonio Dechent ... Alejandro
Max von Sydow ... Samuel
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Horacio
Alber Ponte Alber Ponte ... Marido Sara
Andrea San Vicente Andrea San Vicente ... Hija Sara
Jesús Noguero Jesús Noguero ... Cautivo 2
Ramón Serrada Ramón Serrada ... Cautivo 3
Marisa Lull Marisa Lull ... Enfermera Planta
Luis Mesonero Luis Mesonero ... Gerard
Pedro Beitia Pedro Beitia ... Inspector
Jaime Losada Jaime Losada ... Encargado
Susana Lazaro Susana Lazaro ... Cautiva
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An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that they cannot afford to be without luck as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game. Written by OJT

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Spain

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (Spain) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$450,444 (Spain), 15 November 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,362, 15 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$302,675, 9 February 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,000,000, 31 December 2003
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

The first time we see the Russian roulette 5-bullet variation, in Ucanca, when Samuel picks up the revolver then slides out the cylinder to spin it, he does it in a way that would have caused all bullets to fall off, yet none does. That would have been impossible. See more »

Quotes

Samuel: You wanna play against me? You have no chance. Your gift is not strong enough!
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Referenced in The Cooler (2003) See more »

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Las Palmeras
Written by Gilberto Rojas
Performed by Alberto Cortez
© Lagos / Warner Chappell / Sadaic - Argentina
(P) Hispavox S.A. / Emi Odeón S.A.
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EXTRAORDINARY POWERS OR A LEAP OF FAITH ?
24 February 2003 | by abisioSee all my reviews

INTACTO (INTACT) is the story of a group of `gamblers' whose ultimate bet is their own life (or others peoples life). Sam (Max Von Sydow) a Jewish only survivor of a concentration camp, runs a high class Hotel / Casino in the in a volcanic island. There; while normal people use money, others come to bet their possessions (which are not money) against Sam's wealth (the casino and other `things' he won over the years). The game, Russian roulette, one empty chamber, the challenger shoots first. Sam's protégé, Federico, concerned that Sam may someday lost, and moved by his own ambition, decides to go against him, but to avoid the confrontation, Sam `de-activate' Federico.

At this point you are probably questioning about what I am writing; well, basically these characters can control LUCK. Yes, they have plenty and are able to steal others people luck and use it for their own profit or as a possession to bet against others.

Federico is no longer able to control luck; so he must find his own protégé to play against Sam, and finds Tomas, a fugitive (only survivor of a plane crash) whose only interest is to run away. Three other characters emerge: a police woman, a bull fighter and Tomas ex-girlfriend; everyone is a part of the destiny of the others.

Harry Potter is nowhere around; there are no WIZARDS or enchantments. If you ever knew a gambler, you probably heard about their eccentricities, like do not touch them, do not take pictures a some other things many people believe and many others are afraid to confront.

The basic principle of atheism is that men control their own destiny; and that is precisely the question here. All these people believe in themselves; they are their own God, but also when their faith is lost, also are their powers. Are there really powers ?. The answer of these questions is absolutely metaphysical because faith in itself has no logical explanation.

Fresnadillo's movie is not for everyone. There are no likable heroes (every character is moved by selfishness or ambition), and the premise is absolutely about religion and nothing about the material world (even when seems the contrary). At about two hours, the pace is more European than American and are not quite clear, but none of these things are faults, is just a matter of taste.

There are also very intense and interesting scenes like the run in the forest, that will take out your breath.

If you are out for something unconventional, give it a try. It is an interesting game.


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