Cuestión de suerte
(1998) from Tuna
Cuestión de suerte (1996) ( A
Matter of Luck) is a typical thriller, and could take place anywhere,
and in any language. The fact that it was filmed on the Basque
seacoast added some very nice scenics to a pretty good thriller.
Leire Berrocal is very naked in an extended sex
scene early in the film, including pubic hair.
|Eduardo Noriega has just lost his inheritance which
he invested in a fish packing plant. He is engaged to Leire Berrocal,
who is wealthy, and has been his girlfriend forever, but is not
entirely certain he wants marriage. He spots a car which has run off
the side of the road. He finds the driver dead, and a fortune in
jewels on the seat. At this point, he makes the first unethical move
of his life -- he takes the jewels and pushes the car farther down the
He rents a room from "the French woman" (Anna Galiena), who is the
most disreputable person in town, known to have been in jail, and
rumored to have killed her husband. She also serves as masturbation
fantasy material for all the young men in town. She soon discovers the
jewels, and Galiena and Noriega end up sharing a bed, and a scheme to
fence the jewels.
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As a thriller, it is as good as any, and relies more on character
development and plot line than action, which I find appealing. This,
together with the great nudity and beautiful location, make it rise
above the genre.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a B-. Even if you are not a
thriller fan, you might like this one.
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