This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genres: Drama,
Production Company: Menageatroz, Mod Producciones, Focus Features, Ikiru Films, TV3, TVE, LD Entertainment,

Biutiful - You don't choose your family. We all belong to somebody, but to belong to Uxbal and Marambra, is both a blessing and a curse. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 20-10-2010
  • Runtime: 148 Minutes
  • Popularity: 8.66
  • Vote Count: 975
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 25,147,786
  • Region: Mexico ( MX ), Spain ( ES ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Department
Alejandro González Iñárritu-Writing Alejandro González Iñárritu Writing (Screenplay)
Alejandro González Iñárritu-Directing Alejandro González Iñárritu Directing (Director)
Alejandro González Iñárritu-Production Alejandro González Iñárritu Production (Producer)
Rodrigo Prieto-Crew Rodrigo Prieto Crew (Cinematography)
Gustavo Santaolalla-Sound Gustavo Santaolalla Sound (Original Music Composer)
Bina Daigeler-Costume & Make-Up Bina Daigeler Costume & Make-Up (Costume Designer)
Stephen Mirrione-Editing Stephen Mirrione Editing (Editor)
Jon Kilik-Production Jon Kilik Production (Producer)
Ann Ruark-Production Ann Ruark Production (Producer)
Alfonso Cuarón-Production Alfonso Cuarón Production (Producer)

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Filipe Manuel Dias Neto

**Essay on the brevity of life.** What would you do if you knew that you have a few months to live and a life full of problems and unresolved issues? That's what happened to the central character of this film, a production made halfway between Spain and Mexico, skillfully directed by Alejandro González Iñarritu. The film is set in Barcelona and the main character, Uxbal, is a dubious individual who has a close relationship with organized crime and is far from the likable type that we easily like. In addition to his illegal business, which goes relatively poorly due to various problems and setbacks, Uxbal has an alcoholic, bipolar wife from whom he is, in effect, estranged, and two beloved children who are the real joy he has in life. The film is interesting and tackles difficult, indigestible and complex topics. I can't say that it's the type of film I would recommend to a friend, because I think it's a film that lacks a certain disposition, on the part of the public, to be properly appreciated. It is not an easy film, nor does it seek to capture our sympathy, although it ends up doing so because of the way we see that man suffering. We see beyond what he does and says, we see that deep down he is not a bad man. Still, it's a depressing film and one that leaves us with a feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction at the end. With this film, Javier Bardem had a character and material tailored to what the actor knows and is capable of doing. It's no secret that Iñarritu wanted him to be the protagonist from the start, and Bardem rewarded him by giving him a dose of commitment, experience and professionalism that anyone who wants to see the film can see. The actor is excellent and does a truly impeccable, deep, emotional job here. The film also has good performances from other actors, such as Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella and Maricel Álvarez, but it is Bardem's overwhelming performance that delights us and sustains the entire film. Technically, what caught my attention the most was the excellence of the resources and sound effects and their dexterous and competent use. It is in the details that the best qualities are found, such as the absence of echo, the sound clarity, the good sound effects used or even situations like the sound of the heartbeats of two actors, when they embrace. In addition, the visual features, cinematography and editing also deserve praise.

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