IntactNovember 9, 2001
An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate…
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 6.8/10 (8,408 voted)
Critic's Score: 59/100
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Stars: Max von Sydow, Eusebio Poncela, Leonardo Sbaraglia
An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from which only one of them will emerge intact. There is Tomas, a young thief and the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash; Federico, who survived a massive earthquake and discovered he has the power to rob those around him of their good fortune with a touch; Sam, a casino owner who is the ultimate survivor after losing everything but his own life in the terrible conflagration that enveloped Europe during the Second World War; and Sara, a policewoman who walked away from a car crash that killed her family and becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind a clandestine gambling ring where death and luck intermingle.
Writers: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andrés M. Koppel
Max von Sydow
Andrea San Vicente
All bets are on.
Release Date: 9 November 2001
Filming Locations: Las Cañadas del Teide, La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Opening Weekend: $7,362
(15 December 2002)
(9 February 2003)
Did You Know?
The film crew could not get permission for filming from a helicopter in the National Park of "Las Cañadas del Teide", so they used a remote controlled mini-helicopter.
While taking Polaroid's of the captives, a bright flash is used to photograph through a glass window. When we later see the Polaroid's there is no flare, which would have been all that was captured on the film.
Luck,fate,love composed in a poem.
What is perhaps crucial about this movie is that it is shaped for a
sophisticated cine-maniac,not so very keen about action and plot,rather
willing to focus on the very atmosphere of the movie and the questions
it puts in front of the viewer.
Whole idea of the movie is to find the real connection between love and
luck,to investigate whether they are two sides of the same story. If
one believes love could be a drug much more powerful than heroine ,
what to tell about luck – especially if one's life is all about taking
advantage and satisfaction of luck possessed.
Slow,bit dream-like narration,avoiding obvious solutions,think-forcing
movies and great photography makes Intacto my favorites.
To conclude I can quote Jill Scott:"gave me things to think about"