Written August 04, 2009
This Spanish import is a very crafty, highly original thriller that truly pins its plotting to the inner workings of the various characters' needs and greedy desires. Story concerns an ultra underground gambling ring where you bet your life against somebody else. Max Von Sydow gives a creepy yet ultimately sympathetic performance as the Jewish mastermind behind the bizarre games. This one will definitely pull you in methodically and never let you go - all the way up to the scalpel-sharp climax!