Plane crash survivor Tomas is tutored by Federico in the underground world of supernaturally fortuitous people who can absorb the luck of ordinary folk and then gamble with it. Federico sees Tomas as a challenger to holocaust survivor Samuel, long-reigning luckiest man in the world.
You’ll need to pay attention, but it’s worth it. In two years’ time, you can be one of the folks saying that the all-but-inevitable Ring-style Hollywood remake isn’t as good as the original.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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