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A truly beautiful film! Uxbal lives a life of petty crime ...
on 16 April 2018
A truly beautiful film!
Uxbal lives a life of petty crime in order to provide for his family and to get by through the daily struggles in a poor suburb of Barcelona. As we watch his personal struggles enfold to more dramatic proportions and get to understand the roots of his hardened character, a very human portrait surfaces and tells us a story about a father who fights relentlessly for his family whilst he tries to sort out relations in the process of his dying. Biutiful is raw but honest and as we briefly see by his dealings with others who resort to petty crime, Uxbal's dramatic struggles in an unfair society where everyone is made to fight for themselves are just a few of the many struggles experienced (albeit often hidden) by too many in our society to this day. Nothing seems to work and every endeavor to amend problems results in more drama. The title of the film underpins the main thought of the film: it is (spelled) wrong, but comes from a good place.