Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Written by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andrés M. Koppel Starring : Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio Poncela, Mónica López, Antonio Dechent, Max von Sydow Release date : November 9th, 2001 (Spain)
Federico (Eusebio Poncela)once survived an earthquake. He has the power to wrest luck from those around him: he has the Gift. He works gazing players in a casino built in a desert of lava, owned by Sam (Max von Sydow), a survivor of the greatest tragedy that has lived humanity: the Jewish holocaust. Challenging Sam, Federico is expelled from paradise and his gift is canceled by Sam. Years later, Federico believes he has found in Tomás (Leonardo Sbaraglia), the only survivor of a plane crash, the way to find revenge to return to the casino and challenge the God of Chance with a boy as powerful as him, who will teach how to control the fortune. Here begins an initiatory journey in which both of them will have go through different test circuits, betting the fate of others. Everything will be fine until a policeman obsessed with the death of his family in a car accident pursues Tomás and Federico with the intention of discovering the reality of this network of clandestine games, in which death and luck are confused; in which they can only come out intact.