Mid-life masculinity cops a serve in playful Spanish dramedy.
SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: This is not an action film and the only thing that gets shot off here are a lot of barbs and back-chat at the expense of blokes, most of whom, on the available evidence, had it coming. Gay has a feel for deadpan comedy
The striking direction by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo marks him as a director with a future.
At a casino located in a moonscape-like no-man\'s-land the owner Samuel Berg, Max von Sydow, calls his protege Federico, Eusebio Poncela, when one of the roulette players has a run of luck. A touch from Federico and the man\'s luck dries up....