The Resource Biutiful, LD Entertainment, Roadside Attractions, Menage Atroz, Mod Producciones ; in association with with Focus International present ; produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, and Fernando Bovaira ; director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, (videorecording)

Biutiful, LD Entertainment, Roadside Attractions, Menage Atroz, Mod Producciones ; in association with with Focus International present ; produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, and Fernando Bovaira ; director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, (videorecording)

Label
Biutiful
Title
Biutiful
Statement of responsibility
LD Entertainment, Roadside Attractions, Menage Atroz, Mod Producciones ; in association with with Focus International present ; produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, and Fernando Bovaira ; director, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
  • spa
Summary
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 Alvarez), 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 Fernandez). 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
Awards note
Best actor, Festival De Cannes
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla ; edited by Stephen Mirrione ; director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
  • MPAA rating: R
Language note
  • Spanish dialogue with English or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Hanaa Bouchaib, Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Eduard Fernández, Diaryatou Daff, Guillermo Estrella, Cheikh Ndiaye, Cheng Tai Shen, Luo Jin, George Chibuikwem Chukwuma
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • González Iñárritu, Alejandro
  • Bouchaib, Hanaa
  • Bardem, Javier
  • Alvarez, Maricel
  • Fernández, Eduard
  • Daff, Diaryatou
  • Estrella, Guillermo
  • Ndiaye, Cheikh
  • Cheng, Taisheng
  • Luo, Jin
  • Chukwuma, George Chibuikwem
  • LD Entertainment
  • Roadside Attractions (Firm)
  • Menage Atroz (Firm)
  • Mod Producciones
  • Focus Features International (Firm)
  • Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Runtime
147
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  • Redemption
  • Fathers
  • Criminal behavior
  • Gangsters
  • Parent and child
  • Death
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Biutiful, LD Entertainment, Roadside Attractions, Menage Atroz, Mod Producciones ; in association with with Focus International present ; produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, and Fernando Bovaira ; director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Behind Biutiful : director's flip notes; Biutiful crew ; interviews with cast and crew ; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (147 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012236114000
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
29938
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00221693
  • (CaOWLBI)av00221693
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16x9, 2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Biutiful, LD Entertainment, Roadside Attractions, Menage Atroz, Mod Producciones ; in association with with Focus International present ; produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, and Fernando Bovaira ; director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Behind Biutiful : director's flip notes; Biutiful crew ; interviews with cast and crew ; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (147 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012236114000
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
29938
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00221693
  • (CaOWLBI)av00221693
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16x9, 2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
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