A concentration camp survivor named Samuel Berg, a preternaturally lucky fellow, runs a European casino. One of his workers is Federico, a man who “steals” other people’s luck merely by laying a hand on them.
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A truly unique story about fate and luck. A narrative like this could´ve easily turned into an episode of the Twilight Zone but here it is played straight and grounded in a very impressive way. The cast is very good as is both production design and score. The stars however are the scriptwriting and direction. A very good film that you have to see.
An intriguing and tense film held together with the notion of luck as currency. Though I wasn't always sure of some of the characters' motivations more was revealed eventually, thought this aspect of the film is probably the most subjective part. It probably depends on if you can believe the reasoning behind the actions I suppose. It certainly deserves points for originality and the oddly gripping forest scene.
Poor, based entirely on its central conceit.A man who escapes the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps celebrates his luck by murdering countless people who seem to flock, lemming-like, to his casino of doom, on the basis that they think they are a bit lucky? yes, I know its just a story, but a terrible one! not a bad film, just a bad idea.
A thought provoking and beautifully shot movie that keeps you thinking. Has a slick, understated elegance throughout that keeps your eyes on the screen. More emotional than it first appears, and an intriguing plot that ensures the viewer has to do some of the work. Highly recommended.
Intacto is too focused on it's central concept and creating a rather morbid mood. What we're left with is a stylish but unsubstantial thriller. It still manages to raise the heart rate and some of the scenes are truly unforgettable but ultimately all over the place and silly.