Biutiful (2010)

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  • IMDb page: Biutiful (2010)
  • Rate: 7.4/10 total 24,969 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 20 October 2010 (France)
  • Runtime: 148 min
  • Filming Location: Badalona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
  • Gross: $5,100,937(USA)(5 June 2011)
  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez and Hanaa Bouchaib
  • Original Music By: Gustavo Santaolalla   
  • Soundtrack: Poppy Smoke
  • Sound Mix: Dolby
  • Plot Keyword: Children | Death | Cancer | Terminal Cancer | Single Father

Writing Credits By:

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu (screenplay)
  • Armando Bo  screenplay
  • Nicolás Giacobone  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Javier Bardem’s part in this film is the first time that a performance entirely in the Spanish Language has been nominated for an Academy Award Best Actor Oscar.
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu spent 14 months editing the film.
  • The song that is heard in Tito’s house while Marambra is dancing naked is “Como te extraño, mi amor”, written by the Argentine Leo Dan and performed by the Mexican band Café Tacuba. Alejandro González Iñárritu is also from México.
  • All the pictures stuck on the wall in Marambra’s home are those of Indian (India) mythological characters i.e. Radha-Krishna, Shiva, and Ganesha.

Goofs: Continuity: In the scene where there are three dead boys lying, the hands of the middle boy changes in between shots.

Plot: This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. Full summary »  »

Story: 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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Produced By:

  • Fernando Bovaira known as producer
  • Alfonso Cuarón known as associate producer
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu known as producer
  • Sandra Hermida known as co-producer
  • Jon Kilik known as producer
  • David Linde known as executive producer
  • Ann Ruark known as co-producer
  • Guillermo del Toro known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Javier Bardem known as Uxbal
  • Maricel Álvarez known as Marambra
  • Hanaa Bouchaib known as Ana
  • Guillermo Estrella known as Mateo
  • Eduard Fernández known as Tito
  • Cheikh Ndiaye known as Ekweme
  • Diaryatou Daff known as Ige
  • Taisheng Chen known as Hai (as Taishen Cheng)
  • Luo Jin known as Liwei
  • George Chibuikwem Chukwuma known as Samuel
  • Lang Sofia Lin known as Li
  • Yodian Yang known as Chino Obeso
  • Tuo Lin known as Barman Bar Hai
  • Xueheng Chen known as Chino Bodega
  • Xiaoyan Zhang known as Jung
  • Ailie Ye known as Padre Hai
  • Xianlin Bao known as Madre Hai
  • Ana Wagener known as Bea
  • Rubén Ochandiano known as Zanc
  • Karra Elejalde known as Mendoza
  • Nasser Saleh known as Muchacho
  • Tomás del Estal known as Hombre de Luto
  • Ángel Luis Arjona known as Niño Muerto
  • Dolores Echepares known as Señora Funeral
  • Adelfa Calvo known as Mujer Grande
  • Manolo Solo known as Médico (as Manuel Solo)
  • Violeta Pérez known as Enfermera
  • Germán Almendros known as Cirujano 1
  • Isaac Alcayde known as Cirujano 2 (as Isaac Alcaide)
  • Nacho Moliné known as Cirujano 3
  • Carmen La Lata known as Vieja
  • Annabel Totusaus known as Secretaria Fincas
  • Eduardo Gómez known as Hombre Semidesnudo
  • Ramón Elies known as Empleado Cementerio 1
  • Juan Vicente Sánchez known as Empleado Cementerio 2
  • Félix Cubero known as Burócrata
  • Carmen Peleteiro known as Mesera (as Mª Carmen Peletero)
  • Federico Muñoz known as Alcalde
  • Leticia Albizuri known as Chica Joven 2
  • Maria Casado known as Presentadora Informativos (as María Casado)
  • Judith Huertas known as Reportera Informativos
  • Aroa Ortiz known as Bailarinas Stripper Bar
  • Victoria M. Díaz known as Bailarinas Stripper Bar
  • Sonia Cruz known as Bailarinas Stripper Bar
  • Sophie Evans known as Bailarinas Stripper Bar
  • Luna Jimémez Colindres known as Bailarinas Stripper Bar
  • Dunia Montenegro known as Bailarinas Stripper Bar
  • Rodica Ioana Ungureanu known as Bailarinas Stripper Bar
  • Albert Grabuleda Capdevila known as Mosso d'Esquadra Antidisturbio
  • Alain Hernández
  • Pitu Princess known as Plañidera (uncredited)
  • Jesus Puchol known as Mosso d'Esquadra (uncredited)

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  • Arturo Balceiro known as special makeup effects artist (as Arturo Balseiro)
  • Karin Belghiran known as assistant hair stylist (as Karim Belghiran)
  • Alessandro Bertolazzi known as makeup department head
  • Montse Boqueras known as assistant makeup artist (as Montserrat Boqueras)
  • Clara Domínguez known as assistant hair stylist
  • Manolo García known as key hair stylist
  • Duncan Jarman known as special makeup effects artist
  • Frederique Laine known as special makeup effects artist
  • Frédéric Lainé known as special makeup effects artist
  • Sebastian Lochmann known as special makeup effects artist (as Sebastian Lochman)
  • Jesús Martos known as assistant hair stylist
  • David Martí known as special makeup effects supervisor
  • Lola Martínez known as assistant makeup artist
  • María José Martínez known as assistant makeup artist
  • Jordi Morera known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ángela Muñoz known as assistant hair stylist
  • Rosario Peregrina known as assistant hair stylist
  • Eva Quilez known as assistant makeup artist (as Eva Quilez)
  • Montse Ribé known as special makeup effects supervisor
  • Montse Sanfeliu known as assistant makeup artist (as María Montserrat Sanfeliu)
  • Floris Schuller known as special makeup effects artist
  • Anna Álvarez known as assistant makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Chan Canelo known as artist/painter
  • Joseph Diaz known as concept artist
  • Vinyet Escobar known as props
  • Alexis Fibla known as set draftsman
  • Alexis Fibla known as storyboard artist (as Alexis Fiblà)
  • Héctor Gil known as props master
  • Joxean Goya known as set dresser
  • Nuria Krämer known as assistant art director
  • Ariel Margolis known as props on set
  • Diana Marzal known as props runner
  • Sonia Ros known as props buyer
  • Montse Soler known as property master
  • Álvaro Soler known as storyboard artist

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Production Companies:

  • Menageatroz (presents)
  • Mod Producciones (presents)
  • Focus Features (as Focus Features International) (in association with)
  • Televisión Española (TVE) (with the participation of)
  • Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) (as Televisió de Cataluya) (with the participation of)
  • Ikiru Films

Other Companies:

  • Barcelona Plato Film Commission  special thanks
  • Compuhire  24 frame playback
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Ovide B S  video equipment
  • Relativity Music Group  soundtrack

Distributors:

  • A-Film Distribution (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • ARP Sélection (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Bazuca Films (2011) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Chantier Films (2011) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Diamond Pictures (2011) (Argentina) (theatrical) (as Diamond Films)
  • Kino Swiat (201?) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Liddell Entertainment (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Maple Pictures (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Monopole-Pathé (2010) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Optimum Releasing (2011) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Phantom Film (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Prokino Filmverleih (2010) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Roadside Attractions (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Castello Lopes Multimédia (2011) (Portugal) (all media)
  • EDKO Film (2011) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
  • Film1 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • IPA Asia Pacific (2010) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Madman Entertainment (2011) (Australia) (all media)
  • Odeon (2011) (Greece) (all media)
  • Paris Filmes (2011) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Prokino Filmverleih (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Queen Film (2010) (Indonesia) (all media)
  • Videocine S.A. de C.V. (2010) (Mexico) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Efe-X
  • El Ranchito (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Sonsoles Aranguren known as digital compositor
  • Félix Bergés known as visual effects supervisor
  • Bahar Cetin known as digital compositor
  • Jaime Burés Cuco known as digital compositor
  • Aníbal del Busto known as digital compositor
  • Pablo Hernández-Meléndez known as senior cgi artist
  • Ezequiel Larrú known as digital compositor
  • Ezequiel Larrú known as digital effects artist
  • Alberto Luceño known as cgi artist
  • Guillermo Orbe known as digital compositor
  • Ramón Ramos known as visual effects artist
  • Thorsten Rienth known as digital compositor
  • Rafa Solorzano known as visual effects supervisor (as Rafael Solórzano)
  • Carlos Trijueque known as digital compositor
  • Dani Villalba known as visual effects artist

Release Date:

  • France 17 May 2010 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • USA 4 September 2010 (Telluride Film Festival)
  • Canada 10 September 2010 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Canada 2 October 2010 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
  • USA 8 October 2010 (Mill Valley Film Festival)
  • Mexico 16 October 2010 (Morelia International Film Festival)
  • Canada 17 October 2010 (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal)
  • France 20 October 2010
  • Mexico 22 October 2010
  • UK 26 October 2010 (London Film Festival)
  • Norway 29 October 2010
  • Sweden 18 November 2010 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
  • Norway 19 November 2010 (Oslo International Film Festival)
  • Estonia 25 November 2010 (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)
  • Sweden 26 November 2010
  • Spain 3 December 2010
  • Indonesia 5 December 2010 (Jakarta International Film Festival)
  • United Arab Emirates 18 December 2010 (Dubai International Film Festival)
  • Denmark 25 December 2010
  • USA 29 December 2010 (limited)
  • Greece 13 January 2011
  • Brazil 21 January 2011
  • Finland 21 January 2011
  • Portugal 27 January 2011
  • Ireland 28 January 2011
  • Turkey 28 January 2011
  • UK 28 January 2011
  • Czech Republic 3 February 2011
  • Netherlands 3 February 2011
  • Estonia 4 February 2011
  • Italy 4 February 2011
  • Indonesia 9 February 2011
  • Canada 11 February 2011 (limited)
  • Argentina 24 February 2011
  • Israel 24 February 2011
  • Russia 24 February 2011
  • Hong Kong 3 March 2011
  • Uruguay 4 March 2011
  • Germany 10 March 2011
  • Iceland 18 March 2011
  • Singapore 5 May 2011
  • Venezuela 20 May 2011
  • Peru 9 June 2011
  • Japan 25 June 2011
  • Hungary 1 September 2011
  • Poland 16 September 2011
  • Sweden 11 November 2011 (Stockholm International Film Festival)

MPAA: Rated R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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