5.6/10
5,823
57 user 106 critic

Battle in Heaven (2005)

Batalla en el cielo (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 26 October 2005 (France)
Trailer
2:00 | Trailer
Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director:

Carlos Reygadas

Writer:

Carlos Reygadas
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Silent Light (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz
Japón (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Nathalia Acevedo, Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Rut Reygadas
Our Time (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A couple Esther and Juan lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. She is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Natalia López, Phil Burgers, Carlos Reygadas
Guardami (1999)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Nina is a porn star with an independent setup,she is a mother and has a relationship with one of her colleagues Christiana. She doesn't need anything more but after a checkup she discovers that she has cancer and now nothing is same.

Director: Davide Ferrario
Stars: Elisabetta Cavallotti, Stefania Orsola Garello, Flavio Insinna
Flanders (2006)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bruno Dumont follows up the controversial Twentynine Palms with this tale of a group of young soldiers who go off to war and experience some life-changing events. Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Director: Bruno Dumont
Stars: Adélaïde Leroux, Samuel Boidin, Henri Cretel
Melon Rainbow (2015)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Melon Rainbow is a young girl who wishes to be seen, which is ironic since she works as a cleaning lady in a Housing Association for blind people. In the evening she goes to her chat page where she undresses in front of her followers.

Director: Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Stars: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Albert Mogensen, Josephine Park
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A social movie about current life in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They pass away time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by directing their ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont
Stars: David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf
L'Humanité (1999)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers.

Director: Bruno Dumont
Stars: Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier
Machorka-Muff (1963)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A satirical attack on West Germany's re-armament and revival of militaristic tradition in the Adenauer era.

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Erich Kuby, Renate Lang, Guenther Strupp
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Marcos Hernández ... Marcos
Anapola Mushkadiz ... Ana
Bertha Ruiz Bertha Ruiz ... Marcos' Wife
David Bornstein David Bornstein ... Jaime
Rosalinda Ramirez Rosalinda Ramirez ... Viky
El Abuelo El Abuelo ... Chief of Police
Brenda Angulo Brenda Angulo ... Madame
El Mago El Mago ... Preacher
Francisco 'El Gato' Martínez Francisco 'El Gato' Martínez ... Gas Station Attendant
Diego Martínez Vignatti Diego Martínez Vignatti ... Soccer Player
Alejandro Mayar Alejandro Mayar ... Police Inspector
Chavo Nava Chavo Nava ... Neurotic Conductor
Estela Tamariz Estela Tamariz ... Ines
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Aizpuru Michelle Aizpuru ... Adolescentes que llegan de fiesta
Valeria Alvarez Valeria Alvarez ... Ninos que juegan
Edit

Storyline

A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world is Ana, the daughter of the general for whom he drives, who does sexual acts to any man for pleasure. Marcos confesses his guilt to her in his troubled search for relief, and then finds himself on his knees amid the multitude of believers moving slowly toward the Basilica in honor of the Lady of Guadalupe. Written by the coproduction office

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico | France | Belgium | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 October 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle in Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,601,792 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,351, 19 February 2006

Gross USA:

$70,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$258,227
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) |

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer/director Carlos Reygadas shot crowded street scenes in the middle of real crowds. Cameraman Diego Martínez Vignatti sat in a wheelchair and they just pushed him through everyone. Luckily, no one who passed by looked into the camera lens. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Ana and Marcos are making love, as the camera pans out, a crew member's reflection can be seen in the window. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Protecting Veil
Written by John Tavener
Naxos Rights International
Chester Music Limited
Premiére Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Burden laid upon a Latin American Married Man's Psyche because of his actions...
30 January 2006 | by JanioEdwardsSee all my reviews

At first I was engrossed by the first minutes of the film. But having analysed the narrative structure and I came to the conclusion that in fact the beginning of the film is the vital part of the film which makes up the middle and the end of the film. There is a psychoanalytical perspective to take into consideration. One has to take into consideration the Latin American culture and the role of the man, to understand the pressures that revolve around the main character's psyche. The burden of his actions, both in having kidnapped a child and the consequences of his infidelity. This film at first seemed boring and slow, but once reflected upon can be added a few extra points. Aesthetics and psychological analysis within the narrative are strong points to look into...but didn't love it...But please bare in mind this is not a Porn film as supposedly wished in the previous critique.


9 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 57 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed