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Biutiful (2010)

 -  Drama  -  22 October 2010 (Mexico)
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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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Marambra
Hanaa Bouchaib ...
Ana
Guillermo Estrella ...
Mateo
Eduard Fernández ...
Tito
Cheikh Ndiaye ...
Ekweme
Diaryatou Daff ...
Ige
Taisheng Chen ...
Hai (as Taishen 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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Rated R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 October 2010 (Mexico)  »

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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Trivia

Alejandro González Iñárritu spent 14 months editing the film. 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

Uxbal: [to Marambra] My love, what you see over there aren't stars. It's your nervous system.
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Loco (Tu Forma de Ser)
Performed by Los Auténticos Decadentes
Written by Jorge Serrano
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment México S.A. De C.V.
(p) 1989 BMG Ariola Argentina S.A.
Publishing Emi Music Publishing
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Javier Bardem's haunting performance is the true ''beauty'' of Biutiful.
10 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First of all this wasn't Iñárritu's best movie so far, and frankly if it wasn't for Bardem this movie wouldn't have gotten the recognition and the ''buzz'' it acquired. It's a bleak film, uncompromising, unsentimental, but humane and real, which affirms that idea that redemption is possible for anyone. Every moment is thoughtful and compelling. There's no Hollywood glitz here, no whitewashing or wishful thinking. Despite the dark, depressed subject matter of the movie, it relayed important messages such as love of family, parental responsibilities, and forgiveness. The director had too many ideas but overall Bardem is the one who is carrying the movie on his shoulders and giving the performance of his career.


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