Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu writes and directs this compelling Spanish drama set in Barcelona about a father's (Javier Bardem) love for his children amongst a life of poverty and crime that was nominated for two Oscars.
Javier Bardem stars as Uxbal, a black-market trader, psychic medium and single father of two who learns that he is dying of terminal cancer. He is a man of two sides – a doting, affectionate father, and the head of an organised crime group, involved in a range of dealings from drugs to construction. Unlike his partners, Hai (Taisheng Cheng) and Tito (Eduard Fernandez) his impulsive brother he tries to treat those around him with dignity even as he trades in human misery
Amongst the dim, rought backstreets of the city, Uxbal searches for redemption for the bad things he has done in his life and make arrangements for his two children and his estranged, mentally unstable, alcoholic wife, Marambra (Hanaa Bouchaib), after his death when he is given just a few weeks to live.
Release Date 16th May 2011
No. Discs 1 DVD
Running Time 2hrs 27
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