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Intacto (2001)

Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio Poncela, more...
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
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Studio: Lions Gate
Genre: Foreign, Spain, Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 109 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Some people are born with good luck, but others try to attain it however they can -- and at any cost -- in this offbeat psychological thriller from Spain. Samuel Berg (Max Von Sydow) is an elderly man who lives beneath a gambling casino on an island off the Spanish coast. In Berg's world, good fortune is a commodity that can be acquired from others, and while would-be gambler Federico (Eusebio Poncela) has a genuine talent for taking good luck from those who have it, Berg's gift is even stronger, and after a long day of absorbing positive vibrations from winning gamblers, Berg steals the day's "take" from him, leaving Federico to plan his revenge. Federico becomes aware of Tomas (Leonardo Sbaraglia), a man who recently survived a plane crash, and is convinced he has even more luck than Berg can overcome; the two become partners, and Federico enters Tomas in an underground tournament designed to determine who Lady Luck smiles upon most sweetly. After Federico and Tomas win a handsome home from Alejandro (Antonio Dechent), a former bullfighter, the pair seems poised to go up against Berg and claim his luck as their own, but Sara (Monica Lopez), a police investigator, is convinced Federico and Tomas are up to no good and begins exploring their bizarre secret world. Intacto received its American premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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GreenCine Member Reviews

A bit disappointing by tip70 January 31, 2004 - 7:14 PM PST
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The premise for the film, that luck can be transferred from person to person, is intriguing and the film starts out strong. But it losses some steam toward the end when the love story angle gets in the way of a good bout of revenge. The horrible English dub nearly ruins the movie.




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Cannes Film Festival & More - 2002
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Official Selection, Certain Regards... and more. Here is a bit more information on the films screened at the Cannes. I have attempted to list all the films that were considered for an award as well as any special screenings.
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Puzzle Movies
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Get up for popcorn at your own risk. The plots of these movies require close attention!
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