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Intacto Easy on the eyes but hard to swallow, the Spanish suspenser Intacto centers on people with ''the gift'' of luck who play high-stakes games of chance...IntactoForeign Language, Mystery and Thriller, DramaPT108MR Easy on the eyes but hard to swallow, the Spanish suspenser Intacto centers on people with ''the gift'' of luck who play high-stakes games of chance...2003-07-11Lions Gate Films
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Intacto

Genre: Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Monica Lopez, Eusebio Poncela, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Max von Sydow; Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo; Author: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andres Koppel; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Easy on the eyes but hard to swallow, the Spanish suspenser Intacto centers on people with ”the gift” of luck who play high-stakes games of chance against one another. Federico (Poncela) is one of these gifted folk, but his winning streak ends when he falls out with the casino-dwelling ”king of fate” (a creepy Max von Sydow). Aiming to reverse his fortunes, Federico finds someone who’s really lucky: bank robber Tomas (Sbaraglia), the only survivor of a plane crash. Tomas competes in odd games – like running through the woods blindfolded and seeing who will be the last to run into a tree. It’s all muy bizarre. But director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo gives the film a sharp, noirish look that’s nicely complemented by Lucio Godoy’s eerie music. EXTRAS If you’re still perplexed at the end, the making-of featurette will increase your chances of understanding the arty thriller.

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