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Biutiful (2010)

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This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

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(as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

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(screenplay) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu), (based on a story by) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Marambra
Hanaa Bouchaib ...
Ana
Guillermo Estrella ...
Mateo
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Tito
Cheikh Ndiaye ...
Ekweme
Diaryatou Daff ...
Ige
Taishen Cheng ...
Hai (as Taisheng Cheng)
Jin Luo ...
Liwei
George Chibuikwem Chukwuma ...
Samuel
Lang Sofia Lin ...
Li
Yodian Yang ...
Chino Obeso
Tuo Lin ...
Barman Bar Hai
Xueheng Chen ...
Chino Bodega
Xiaoyan Zhang ...
Jung
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Storyline

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Written by anonymous

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Biutipuli  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£156,029 (UK) (28 January 2011)

Gross:

$5,100,937 (USA) (3 June 2011)
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Alejandro G. Iñárritu wrote the role of Uxbal specifically for Javier Bardem. The director said that when Uxbal first came into his mind, Bardem was the only choice that made sense. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the three dead boys, as people are filing out while Uxbal stands at the door, the foot visible in the coffin nearest the door moves. See more »

Quotes

Marambra: At least I laugh and I like seeing people's teeth, if I'm happy because I'm happy, if I'm depressed because I'm depressed, I love you, I love you I said.
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Meditacion #9
Performed by Sebastián Escofet (as Sebastian Escofet)
Written by Sebastián Escofet (as Sebastian Escofet)
Licensed by Asterisco.org Records
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It's official, Javier Bardem is one of the greatest contemporary actors
20 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

A father's love for his children amidst the everyday life of crime in Barcelona. This encapsulates pretty much the basic premise of this movie, and has said nothing about the content or merit.

I'm sure quite a few reviews about this disturbing but nevertheless transcendent film will be written here. Next to the praise, a lot of people will be appalled, others indifferent, then there will be the ones who complain that Biutiful is nothing more than showing our bad world being bad.

It may be that, but it is also full of promise and dare one say it, love. And it would be foolish to ignore the hope that can be seen amidst the pain and chaos. Iñárritu shows us that we as human are able to care, for ourselves and each other.

And if nothing else, "Biutiful" proves, now officially, that Javier Bardem is one of the greatest contemporary actors.

Felicidades y gracias


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