Biutiful

Bardem, Javier

$14.99 
SKU: 012236114055

UPC 012236114055
Release Date 2011-05-31
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 147
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis In the end, what's most deeply affecting about BIUTIFUL is a face -- Bardem's.[A]n ethereal yet visceral meditation on living and dying....[Bardem gives] a performance of staggering depth, unquestionably one of the year's best.[Bardem] combines muscular, charismatic physicality with an almost delicate sensitivity...As for Mr. Bardem, he's ever so much more than a tragic face. He gives this hero tragic grandeur.[I]t's a gorgeous, melancholy tone poem about love, fatherhood and guilt....Some scenes are absolutely wrenching to behold.4 stars out of 5 -- [A] riveting, if harrowing piece....Bardem is tremendous here.Bardem, who received a best actor Oscar nomination for BIUTIFUL, is a vastly human actor....Here he suffers, and is good, and suffers partly simply because he cannot do good things.Iñárritu is a filmmaker drawn to dark, layered tales. His collaboration with the soulful Bardem is an inspired one.4 stars out of 5 -- [F]erocious filmmaking, directed with lyrical austerity and played with conviction.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.
Cast Rodrigo Prieto (Director of Photography)
Ann Ruark (Production Manager/UPM)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Director)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Story)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Screenwriter)
Martin Hernandez (Sound)
Javier Soto (Assistant Director)
Lynn Fainchtein (Music Director)
Jose Garcia (Sound)
Anibel Kerpel (Music Editor)
Gustavo Santaolalla (Composer)
Manolo Garcia (Hairstylist)
Armando Bo (Screenwriter)
Nicolas Giacobone (Screenwriter)
Javier Bardem (Star)
Karra Elejalde (Co-Star)
Eduardo Gomez (Co-Star)
Eduard Fernandez (Star)
Sophie Evans (Co-Star)
Ana Wagener (Co-Star)
Violeta Perez (Co-Star)
Cheikh Ndiaye (Co-Star)
Tomas delEstal (Co-Star)
Cheng Taishen (Star)
Luo Jin (Co-Star)
Ruben Ochandiano (Co-Star)
Maricel Alvarez (Star)
Hanaa Bouchaib (Co-Star)
Diarytou Daff (Star)
Guillermo Estrella (Co-Star)
George Chibuikwem Chukwuma (Co-Star)
Lang Sofia Lin (Co-Star)
Yodian Yang (Co-Star)
Tuo Lin (Co-Star)
Xueheng Chen (Co-Star)
Xiaoyan Zhang (Co-Star)
Ye Ailie (Co-Star)
Xianlin Bao (Co-Star)
Nasser Saleh (Co-Star)
Angel Luis Arjona (Co-Star)
Dolores Echepares (Co-Star)
Adelfa Calvo (Co-Star)
Manuel Solo (Co-Star)
German Almendros (Co-Star)
Isaac Alcaide (Co-Star)
Nacho Moline (Co-Star)
Annabel Totusaus (Co-Star)
Ramon Elies (Co-Star)
Juan Vicente Sanchez (Co-Star)
Felix Cubero (Co-Star)
Carmen Peleteiro (Co-Star)
Federico Munoz (Co-Star)
Leticia Albizuri (Co-Star)
Maria Casado (Co-Star)
Judith Huertas (Co-Star)
Aroa Ortiz (Co-Star)
Victoria M. Diaz (Co-Star)
Sonia Cruz (Co-Star)
Luna Jimenez Colindres (Co-Star)
Dunia Montenegro (Co-Star)
Rodica Ioana Ungureanu (Co-Star)
Carmen LaLata (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Behind Biutiful: Director's flip notes Biutiful crew Interview with cast and crew Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Foreign Film - Spanish/Misc SA,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,BluRay HD-DVD,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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