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Biutiful

Drama


 

This is a story of a man in free fall, on the road to redemption, darkness lights his way.

An existence where life holds more in memory than it promises in the future is grim, and that's at the essence of "Biutiful". The visual texture of the production is extraordinary, as is the city background as a soundtrack... a gritty combination. The audience is privy to an unflinching view of life where the politics of exploitation and survival play at the edge of society. This film won't be for everybody, but the viewing, while harrowing and demanding, is compelling and ultimately rewarding.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 24th March 2011
148 mins