January 28th 2011
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 147 min,
  • Roadside Attractions
  • Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaryatou Daff, Cheng Tai Shen, Luo Jin, George Chibuikwem Chukwuma, Lang Sofia Lin, Yodian Yang, Xueheng Chen, Xiaoyan Zhang, Ailie Ye, Xianlin Bao, Ana Wagener, Rubén Ochandiano, Karra Elejalde, Nasser Saleh, Tomás del Estal, Ángel Luis Arjona, Dolores Echepares, Adelfa Calvo, Violeta Pérez, Carmen La Lata, Annabel Totusaus, Martina García, Blanca Portillo
  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone
  • Producers: Fernando Bovaira, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik
  • Co Producer: Ann Ruark
  • Associate Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro
  • Executive Producer: David Linde
  • Art Direction: Marina Pozanco
  • Costume Designs: Bina Daigeler, Paco Delgado
  • D.O.P.: Rodrigo Prieto
  • Editor: Stephen Mirrione
  • Makeup: Alessandro Bertolazzi
  • Music: Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Production Design: Brigitte Broch
  • Set Decoration: Laura Musso


Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of bounds, his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors, whether bright, bad – or beautiful.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • MPAA Warning: Disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use
  • Production Companies: Menageatroz, Mod Producciones, Ikiru Films, Focus Features, Televisió de Catalunya, Televisión Española, Universal Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 27 October 2008 - 30 January 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Inarritu ("21 Grams" "Amores Perros") returns to directing four years after his last effort, "Babel", scored multiple award nods. Story details on the Mexican/Spanish drama are scarce but the director's flawless track record has already set this up to be one of the big awards contenders of 2010. Originally scheduled for December last year, post-production on the film took longer than anticipated. It is now likely to score a high-profile Cannes Film Festival premiere in May before a platform release sometime in the Fall."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 20 October 2010: France
  • 22 October 2010: Mexico
  • 29 October 2010: Norway
  • 3 December 2010: Spain
  • 23 December 2010: Israel
  • 28 January 2011: UK
  • 10 March 2011: Germany