As Luck Would Have It

As Luck Would Have It

Director: Álex de la Iglesia Cast: Jose Mota, Salma Hayek, Santiago Segura


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As Luck Would Have It

An out-of-work advertising executive becomes the star attraction of the media circus while attempting to turn a freak accident into financial security for his adoring wife and beloved children in this darkly comic social satire from Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. It wasn't too long ago that ambitious adman Roberto (José Mota) was on the path to a promising career. But now the economy has tanked and jobs are hard to come by. Fortunately for Roberto, his wife Luisa (Salma Hayek) loves him unconditionally. When the latest in a depressing series of unsuccessful job interviews leaves Roberto's future looking particularly grim, he realizes he can no longer keep his family's dire finances a secret and suffers a momentary bout of insanity that leaves him hanging between life and death. Determined to do something nice for his wife on their anniversary, he goes to the hotel where they spent their honeymoon and finds that a Roman theatre has been unearthed on the site. It's currently being transformed into a museum, but before the mayor and museum director have a chance to bring in the press, Roberto sneaks into the location and suffers a terrible fall while fleeing from security guards. As a result, his skull is pierced by an iron rod that bisects his brain. Since it hasn't caused any actual damage, Roberto is awake, alert, and able to communicate with his wife. But when the doctor called in to assess the situation reveals that the rod is pressing on a sinus canal that drains the blood from the brain to the jugular, they realize that any attempt to move him could kill him. Concerned for his children's future, Roberto seizes an opportunity to turn his own personal tragedy into a monetary windfall for them, and hires an agent. Before long, all spotlights are shining on Roberto. His plan seems to be working, but what he doesn't understand is that his wife would rather have a husband and father in the house than money in the bank.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
UPC: 0030306985596
Original Release: 2012
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jose Mota Roberto
Salma Hayek Luisa
Santiago Segura Actor
Carolina Bang Actor
Nacho Vigalondo Actor
Blanca Portillo Actor
Juan Luis Galiardo Actor
Fernando Tejero Actor
Manuel Tallafé Actor
Antonio Garrido Actor
Eduardo Casanova Actor
Nerea Camacho Actor
Joaquín Climent Actor
Juanjo Puigcorbe Actor
Antonio de la Torre Actor
Jose Manuel Cervino Actor

Technical Credits
Álex de la Iglesia Director
Jose Luis Arrizabalaga Art Director
Pablo Blanco Editor
Yousaf Bokhari Production Manager
Kiko de la Rica Cinematographer
Randy Feldman Screenwriter
Vérane Frédiani Co-producer
Arturo "Biaffra" Garcia Art Director
Diego Garrido Sound/Sound Designer
Marco Gomez Co-producer
Andrés Vicente Gómez Producer
Jenette Kahn Executive Producer
Ximo Perez Producer
Franck Ribière Co-producer
Adam Richman Executive Producer
David Rodriguez Sound/Sound Designer
Antonio Rodriguez Sound/Sound Designer
Susana Sanchez Makeup
Joan Valent Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- As Luck Would Have It
1. Opening Credits [8:14]
2. Very Busy [7:57]
3. First Discoveries [7:02]
4. Trouble Breathing [8:34]
5. Poor Conditions [9:36]
6. Worst Case Scenario [6:34]
7. Suffering and Death [8:40]
8. Working Feverishly [7:25]
9. Life's Little Spark [9:08]
10. Out of Time [11:11]
11. Make a Deal [10:38]
12. Ending Credits [3:17]

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