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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: R

Two men appear to have figured out a way to rob good luck from other people, by touching them and photographing them. They hold onto their reservoir of luck by keeping the photos of each person and they compete with other lucky people for even more luck. But while being tested against each other, one man has his luck completely drained, and he sets out to find others who may be able to help him. With Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio Poncela, Monica Lopez, Antonio Dechent, Max Von Sydow and Antonio Perez Dechent. Parts of the film are in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A woman's shirt is torn open during a violent scene and we see her bare breasts. Four people are blindfolded, four other people enter the room, they hug, and some kiss and touch each other (it does not appear to be sexual, although the non-blindfolded four appear uncomfortable). We see a man swimming in a Speedo-type swimsuit. A man is bare-chested after showering, and a man changes clothes in the back of a car and we see his bare shoulders. Scenes in a casino show women wearing evening gowns that expose bare shoulders, backs and cleavage. A woman undresses for bed and she wears a tank top, and a woman is shown in bed wearing a spaghetti-strapped top exposing cleavage and shoulders.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man blindfolds himself, runs across several lanes of high speed automobile traffic, is hit by a car, flips into the air, crashes into the windshield breaking it and lands hard on the road and we see blood on the ground around his head. Two men hold a gun to each other's head: the first man pulls the trigger and there is no bullet in the chamber, and the second man pulls the trigger while aiming toward a woman who has just entered the room with a gun drawn. They shoot back and forth at each other and all three are hit (we watch the woman die with blood on the wall behind her and in her mouth). Two men hold a gun to each other's head, one pulls the trigger but there is no bullet in the chamber, the other pulls the trigger and shoots the man (we see the body dragged out of the room on a plastic tarp). We see wreckage of a plane crash, including dead bloody bodies, flames, and one man with a very bloody face who appears to be alive (although we hear that there were no survivors). A man cleaning a gun fires it by mistake and the bullet goes through a wall, into another room and hits a woman sleeping in bed (we see a pool of blood gathering under her body). A group of people are blindfolded, their hands are taped behind their backs and they run full-bore through thick woods: we see people one-by-one crashing into trees (they have bloody faces and lie unconscious on the ground), and one man is stabbed in the leg by a broken branch (he screams in pain and we see blood around the wound). A man is pulled out of the trunk of a car, he is kicked, punched, and his hand is slammed in the trunk (he has a very bloody mouth and nose). We see a photograph of a dead body. Two men run from police dogs, they climb over a fence, one (an older man) gets stuck on barbed wire, cuts himself (we see his bloody arm later) and a dog lunges at him. We see images from a car crash a few times, and learn that a man and a child were killed. A man punches another man in the stomach in the back seat of a car, then the man is dragged out of the car and kicked repeatedly (we see his bloody eye and nose). We see a video tape of a man bullfighting: he's flipped over the bull's head, lands on the ground and the bull rams him -- he is not gored, but appears to be injured from the impact. A man headbutts a woman, she kicks and punches him, and a man hits a woman on the head, she falls to the floor, she is kicked, and the man tears her shirt open. A man points a gun to a man's head. A woman pulls a gun and points it at a man in a few scenes. A man in a hospital has a bloody face and his shirt is cut off by medical staff. A man talks about cutting off another man's finger as a souvenir. We see two men who have been rendered motionless: one lies on the floor and one is slumped in a chair (it is unclear whether they are dead or simply unconscious). A man approaches another man, touches his hand, hugs him (the man being approached seems terrified), holds his face and kisses his cheeks. A man looks at and touches a hole in a wall that appears to be bloody. Four people sit around a table blindfolded, and a large bug is released and it buzzes around them until it finally lands on one person's head. A woman cuts her finger on a piece of glass and we see some blood drip. A man breaks a car window, and a man breaks a house window. A man pounds on the hood of a car in anger, and a man talks about dying of old age. We see a numerical tattoo on a man's arm and learn that he was in a concentration camp as a child (he describes later that children were removed one-by-one and after they left, they never returned). A woman has a large, jagged scar across her chest and a smaller scar on her chin.

PROFANITY 5 - 8 F-words, 1 scatological term, 5 mild obscenities, 1 religious exclamation. One man is referred to as "The Jew." [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Luck, winning, gambling, dignity, respect, murder, greed, armed robbery.

MESSAGE - Everyone deserves a bit of luck.

(Note: People are shown smoking and drinking alcohol.)

Special Keywords: S5 - V6 - P5 - MPAAR

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