Biutiful DVD - 2011 | Spanish

This movie shows the grittier side of life in Barcelona, Spain as the country sinks into a serious recession and the resulting unemployment, social fabric breakdown, drug use, immigrants from north and west Africa trying to find a place in society, human trafficking from China to work making knockoffs and low wages in construction where Spanish and international mobs make the profits This is not the travel brochure Spain that we are accustomed to. Javier Bardem's performance, to borrow another reviewer's line, is searing. Powerful movie.

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