Release date: Friday February 11, 2011 (Limited
Running time: 2hr. 28min.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone
Producer(s): Fernando Bovaira, Jon Kilik, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Eduard Fernández, Diarytou Daff, Cheng Taishen
Official Site: biutifulofficial.com
Rating: R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use
Available film art: Biutiful movie posters
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 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.