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A man tries to reconcile his desire to be good with his lawless ways in this dark drama from Mexican auteur Alejandro González Iñárritu. Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is a man with a bright side and a dark side. Uxbal is a caring father who is strong but affectionate toward his two children, Ana (Hanaa Bouchaib) and Mateo (Guillermo Estrella), and he struggles to maintain a healthy relationship with their mother, Marambra (Maricel Álvarez), despite her problems with alcohol and instability. But Uxbal is also a criminal who oversees a small underground empire alongside fellow crime boss Hai (Taisheng Cheng) and Uxbal's impulsive brother, Tito (Eduard Fernández). Uxbal's dealings range from drugs to construction, but unlike his partners in crime, he tries to treat those around him with dignity even as he trades in human misery. Uxbal's precarious world begins to collapse when he's diagnosed with a serious illness and told he has only a few weeks left to live; he tries to put his affairs in order in the time he has left, but realizes that few around him have any sense of responsibility. Biutiful receives its world premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 28, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Javier Bardem Best Actor 2010 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Javier Bardem Best Actor 2010 Nominee

Crew

Alejandro González Iñárritu
Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer
Jon Kilik
Producer
Fernando Bovaira
Producer
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Screen Story
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Screenwriter
Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer
Lynn Fainchtein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Mirrione
Editor
Brigitte Broch
Production Designer
Brigitte Broch
Art Director
Sandra Hermida
Co-producer
Ann Ruark
Co-producer
Alfonso Cuarón
Associate Producer
Guillermo del Toro
Associate Producer
David Linde
Executive Producer
Paco Delgado
Costume Designer
Javier Soto
First Assistant Director
Eva Leira
Casting Director
Yolanda Serrano
Casting Director
Ann Ruark
Unit Production Manager
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