Synopsis: In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince finds instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing?
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Géla Babluani
Production: Anchor Bay
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Three days earlier

- Mom?

- I am here.


You've forgotten.

- How could I forget this.

Are you sure this is the right thing?

It feels its a bit better if we could talk about it..

- Yeah I do.

- We don't have any other option, Clara.

We'll be fine.

If I get off earlier I can pick you up.

- I take the bus.

If I get off ealrier I've a couple of

things to do for Jenny's party.

Don't worry.

Have a good day.

- You too, Mom.

How you doing?

- I don't know.

How are we paying for all this?

We put up the house.

- I knew it.

Because of you I'm still alive.

We decided together.

- What did you all decided together?

To live on the street?

Your mother and I have been paying off the house.

Just to f*** it all.

Next year I'll be a licensed electrician.

So theres no more illegal odd jobs.

It'll be fine.

I never wanted to be a burden.

Don't say that, Dad.

I am leaving.

- So you got what you've been waiting for.

Yeah, I got it.

- What's in?

That's not your concern.

- You can go to hell.

That's exactly where I m going.

And if I make it back, I'm going to make

so much money, you are going to love me pet.

Centerdale Hospital, Delaware.

Your brother would fare better if

the family visited more often.

A year is long time for someone in his condition.

I am the only family Ronald has.

I try to visit as often as I can.

Overall his condition is still borderline.

If he skip his medications even for a day

it could be serious.

Yes, ma'am.

Sign here and here

and I'll have him release.

Your brother is here to get you.

You have to go.

They take care of you over there?

- Yes.

Its a new car?

Yeah. You like it?

- Yeah.

- Lets go.

When I turned five years old,

I got a little kitten.

And he was so cute that I

took him to bed every night.

I want a little lamb.

and I'll take him to bed every night too.

People don't keep sheep inside, Silly.

- I know.

Didnt you hear we dont keep sheep inside ...

and we dont take them to bed with us.

My little lamb has to be all white

with black ears.

Why black ears?

- Then he wont get mixed up with the other sheep.

- I'll be able to recognize him.

- Very clever.

Thanks, Mom.

What's going on man?

Hey wait a minute. What the hell you doing, goddamn it?

What the f*** you doing?

Let me the f*** outta here.

Let me out of here.

- A lot of people would want

- Thank you.

That was his job, theres nothing I can do for him.

Maybe a few days.

Can I get you anything? Coffee maybe?

- I m good no.

No, babe.

Whats this job about, man? Dope?

No, nothing like that.

You need somebody playing crow?

- No.

Just asking for a good word.

Where do you want to go, my place?

- Listen, I m broke.

I m on the street.

Hey, I havent forgotten what you

did for me when I was away.

If this thing works out

I set you up for good.

How long exactly will it take?

- One day.

Jesus, you make all that cash in one day?

- If I make it

You made it last time, right?

- That was last time.

If my luck doesn't run out,

you can count on me.

- Vincent, you still live at 135 Kissam Avenue. Talbot, Ohio?

- Yeah

You have a phone number I can reach you at

if I have any further questions?

Sure. 2165550145.

Okay Vincent I think thats about it. Thank you.

Do you recall anything else he could have told you

about this affair?

No. I already told you he never

spoke about.

Even when he was high?

- No.

Did anyone else come into the house

besides the paramedics and the police?

There was an electrician.

He was the one who called 911.

Thank you, Mrs. Harrison.

Did you sleep okayl?

- I feel much better now.

Did you tried that medication?

- No.

The doctor says you're not suppose to skip a dose.

F*** her. Feel much better without them.

Town full of f***ing towels you know.

All that f***.

I know we're going to make.

You better Ignore that sh*t.

You're look for a job and nothing else.

- What do you thinkt?

- Youre very handsome.

They are going to love you.

Unshackle his legs.

Hey mister, u in charge here?

U going to tell me what's going on?

How do you feel?

- How do I feel?

I've been in those goddamm box for two and half days man.

Tell me whats going. What do you want from me?

Give him a shower change his

clothes, something fresh.

Where are you all taking me man?

F*** u.

What about his stuff?

- What are you talking about?

Give it to him.

F*** u guys

Mr. Harrison?

- Yes.

Tomorrow at noon, go the PostNet store

at Grand Central.


- 200 West 39 Street.

With the key that u found with the

cellphone u'll open box 253.

Inside u'll find another train ticket

with more instructions.

The ticket will be to Macomb.

But you get off one stop before Macomb.

One stop before. Is that clear?

- Yeah.

Ticket, please.

He's getting off at Macomb.

- What time do we arrive?

The train gets at 3:10.

Can I help u guys with anything else?

- No, thank u.

Can I have a glass of water and

a ham sandwich?

Are you Flinck?

- Yeah, get in.

I want to go here.

Do you know it?

- Yeah.

Is it far?

- No, its around the corner.

That is 17.70.

Keep the change.

- Thank you.

Give me your phone.

Go in the car.

Which number is it?

- 13.

Come on.

Stand in the middle of the carpet.

Take off your clothes.


Take off the rest.

Get dressed.

You did'nt find it strange to up and load

somebody in the middle of nowhere?

The guy who is paying me is a customer.

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Géla Babluani

Géla Babluani (Georgian: გელა ბაბლუანი) (born 1979) is a Georgian–French film director. Babluani was born in Tbilisi, son of prominent director Temur Babluani. At 17 years of age, he and his three siblings were sent to study in France. His first short film, A Fleur de Peau (2002), received critical appraise. His first feature-length film is 13 Tzameti, won the World Cinema Jury Prize for a Dramatic motion picture at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2006 he directed a film L'Héritage with his father about several people from France who visit Tbilissi for an inheritance. In 2010 he completed an American version of 13 Tzameti titled 13. more…

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