This amazing movie is
entirely original and compelling viewing. I've never seen a film cover this
topic before, ever! What's the topic, I hear you ask.
Intacto explores the
theory that luck is something that can be truly lost, forever, traded,
exchanged and captured. There are special people who can absorb luck from
others by simply touching them or by possessing a photo of the unfortunate
person. Luck also can be stolen.
There is contest in the
world where the winner is considered the luckiest person alive, however for
the loser there is nothing but death waiting.
Imagine being the
apprentice of the luckiest person and then having him take that power away
from you. What would you do to get it back, what revenge would you take? What
would you do if you came across someone who you believed to be even luckier
than you were?
This is what happens to
a man named Frederico who has his luck stolen by his master, a man called The
Jew (played by Max Von Sydow). Trying desperately to find someone with luck
enough to take on his old boss and win in the ultimate game of chance,
Frederico meets Tomas after Tomas is the only survivor of an aeroplane crash
in which all the other 270 passengers are killed. After numerous tests of
Tomas' luck, Frederico convinces the young man to come with him on a journey
for the ultimate prize.
The movie deals with an
underworld that the common man cannot imagine to exist, a world that is
determined by the roll of a dice or a grasshopper landing on top of your head.
It is extravagant in it's concept and flawless in it's delivery. compelling to
the climatic end, this is one movie that you simply have to watch!
A favourite scene of
mine during the movie would have to be during a contest where the competitors
run through a dense forest blindfolded and hands bound. The last person
standing and not having hit a tree wins. To watch it take place is simply