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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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(as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

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(screenplay) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu), (based on a story by) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Hanaa Bouchaib ...
Ana
Guillermo Estrella ...
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Tito
Cheikh Ndiaye ...
Ekweme
Diaryatou Daff ...
Ige
Taishen Cheng ...
Hai (as Taisheng Cheng)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$456,930, 28 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,101,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,147,786
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alejandro G. 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

Ana: Dad! How do you spell "beautiful"?
Uxbal: Like that, like it sounds.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.89 (2011) 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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Disappointing
30 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I just came from the theater with the sensation of wasting my money and my time here. Being an admirer of the early work of Iñárritu I have to say that since "Babel" he is going down. This guy could be an excellent director, but he still has to demonstrate his skills as a scriptwriter. Maybe he needs Arriaga back. The script of this new movie is a complete fiasco; I still don't know what was the main idea of the movie. After the first 15 minutes I started to note that something was going wrong, half an hour later I was still waiting for something with substance, after an hour I gave up. The lack of focus on a central idea is the main feature of this story, and the characters are plain and uninteresting. The dialogues, by trying to follow the plot (or the lack of) are consequently vague and forgettable, even ridiculous. I think Iñárritu had just an idea and he added up a context or a background, but missed the real thing. It's like a collage of non credible situations and subplots disconnected from a central theme. This script is at amateur level. Any college student majoring in film could write a better movie. I really hope this great director don't follow the path of Shyamalan, letting his ego to take control instead of getting advice from the millions of screenwriters around him that can help him out. (Actually, I hope both go back and start doing awesome movies again someday). The fact that this movie has been praised by many critics is an insult to the common sense.


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