2002 Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Frederico and Sam are two lucky men, Frederico survived an earthquake and has
the power to wrench fortune from those around him: he has the gift, Sam is a
survivor of the Jewish holocaust and manages a casino in the middle of a lava
desert. One day, Frederico challenges Sam who expels him from paradise, taking
his gift from him.
Years later, Frederico thinks that he has found in Tomas, the only survivor of
an air accident, the instrument of his vengeance. By teaching him to control
fortune, he can use him to return to the casino and challenge the God of
fortune. Together they begin a journey of initiation, a succession of ever more
strange and difficult tests in which the highest bet is the luck of others;
luck, which in this game is captured in a simple photograph. Everything goes
well until Sara, a policewoman who survives a car accident which kills her
family, becomes obsessed with discovering what is behind these clandestine
games in which death and luck become enmeshed. In which only one ca remain
intact. This film is really worth watching.
1. The purpose of the text is
a. to describe a film
b. to describe how a film is made
c. to inform readers about a good film
d. to entertain readers by telling a story
e. to review a film for a public audience
2. After reading the review,
how would you judge this film?
c. Not bad
3. What does the writer
suggest to the audience?
a. The film is forgettable
b. They should watch the film
c. They should neglect the film
d. They should make another film
e. The writer should promote the film