This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona.
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A horrifyingly heartbreaking story that reminds me just how easy my existence has been. To face the hardships that are reality for others tears me apart. May I always be appreciative of my well being and sympathetic to those I meet that are less fortunate.
While Woody Allen captured Barcelona idealistically beautiful in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, director Alejandro González Iñárritu captures it's seamier and far uglier side in Biutiful (2010). A character study of a low level criminal who finds out he is dying and who now wants to leave things better for his family. Javier Bardem is brilliant and worth watching for his Oscar nominated performance in this sad tale.