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La chispa de la vida (2011)

Not Rated | | 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.

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writer:

Randy Feldman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Mota ... Roberto (as Jose Mota)
Salma Hayek ... Luisa
Blanca Portillo ... Mercedes
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Alcalde
Fernando Tejero ... Johnny
Manuel Tallafé Manuel Tallafé ... Claudio (as Manuel Tallafe)
Antonio Garrido ... Dr. Velasco
Carolina Bang ... Pilar Álvarez
Eduardo Casanova ... Lorenzo
Nerea Camacho Nerea Camacho ... Bárbara
Joaquín Climent ... Javier Gándara (as Joaquin Climent)
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Álvaro Aguirre (as Juanjo Puigcorbe)
Antonio de la Torre ... Kiko Segura
José Manuel Cervino ... Presidente (as Jose Manuel Cervino)
Santiago Segura ... 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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Drama

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

As Luck Would Have It See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$529,014 (Spain), 13 January 2012, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Salma Hayek worked in the movie 18 days. See more »

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References El día de la bestia (1995) See more »

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Koka Kola
1 September 2013 | by valis1949See 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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