Biutiful


Biutiful
A single father is truggling to support his family, and has resorted to various illegal and semi-legal activities to stay alive. He is shocked to learn that he has developed cancer, and is given two months to live. He desperately tries to wind up his affairs and prepare his young kids for his departure, without actually telling them. If only their scatterbrained mother would get her act together and be a real mother in his time of need... In Spanish language with English subtitles.

145 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity, Drug abuse).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Life sucks and then you die.
Life sucks and then you die.

Credits

Cast
Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye
Director
Alejandro Gonzálex Iñárritu
ScreenplayAlejandro Gonzálex Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone
MusicGustavo Santaolalla
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
EditingStephen Mirrione
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2010
Produced byFocus Features, TVE, TV3, Ikiru Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrongish, frequent
NuditySome, fairly frequent, strong
SexMild
ViolenceMild to moderate images of the dead
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome
CommentsPowerful drama with strong themes.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconFinding grace in daily grime
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Engelse verhaal wat jou bybly
15
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconBeautiful in everyway
20
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThis Cannes Festival competition entry may be too dark and depressing for mainstream audiences, but it is clearly the heartfelt and very personal achievement of a master filmmaker with a potentially award winning performance from its star.
18
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconSometimes it's good simply to see a man who cares about the consequences of his actions.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe film is relentless but as riveting as the world a remarkable actor lets us see through Uxbal's eyes. Bravo, Bardem.
15
Metacritic.com
33 critics
12

What the People say

Internet
12271 Netizens quote iconNot everyone in the gutter is looking up at the stars
15

Average .. 78%

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