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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

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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:

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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Trivia

Alejandro González Iñárritu spent 14 months editing the film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where there are three dead boys lying, the hands of the middle boy changes in between shots. 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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Referenced in JD (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Shudder/King of Snake
Performed by Underworld
Written by Donna Summer, 'Darren Emerson', Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte (as Peter Bellotte),
Rick Smith (as Richard Smith) and Karl Hyde
Chrysalis Songs on behalf of Smith Hyde Productions
Contains a sample of "I Feel Love"
Performed by Donna Summer
Publishing D/B/A Sweet Summer Night Music
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Uglie
30 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

A divorced man with two children learns he has terminal cancer with months to live, but makes no effort to plan for his children's future. It's hard to feel sympathy for such a selfish person. It is not clear what his job is, but it involves a funeral home, black drug dealers, illegal Chinese immigrants, and gay Chinese businessmen. The presentation is confusing and increasingly dreary. Little more than a collection of random scenes, it quickly becomes so tiresome that one roots for Bardem to die so that the film can end. However, it goes on and on for what seems like three hours. It is hard to believe that the man who made "Amores Perros" and "Babel" is responsible for this mess.


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