An egoistic real estate broker in huge debts, meets with an accident. As he gains consciousness, he realizes that he is in heaven. God appears before him and informs him that he must play a ‘Game of Life’. If he manages to win, he will be sent back to earth; if he loses, he will be sent to hell.
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