Synopsis: Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Roadside Attractions
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 45 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
148 min

Is it real?


At least that's what my father

told my mother.

Why do you have it?

Your grandfather gave it to your grandmother

before he left Spain.

She was pregnant and expecting me--

and she never saw him again.

It's beautiful.

I never imagined

I would touch a real diamond.

Can I try it on?

- Yes.

It's yours now, sweetie.

- Really?

I don't know. Mom always

wore it on this finger.

She said it wasn't real.

Your mother never heard the sound.

What sound?

The sound of the ocean.

When I was little--

one radio station

played the sounds of the sea.

Giant waves.

The sounds scared me.

Why were you scared?

The bottom of the sea scared me.

All the creatures that

live there.



Did you know that when an owl dies...

it spits out a fur ball?

You shouldn't go with the ponytail.

It makes you look like a fox.

It scares away the owls.

I saw that movie.

Don't you believe me?

Once there was nothing here.

Just water. Saltwater.

Do you know what it sounded like?

And the wind?

And the two together?

What's over there?

When did the symptoms start?

I don't know.

A couple of months ago.

You can get dressed.

Couldn't you have come sooner?

It did not hurt as much before.

The nurse will be by

to take some blood samples.

Good morning.

Aren't you going take it?

Open and close your fist.

Is that a new syringe?

- Yes.

Is it new?

- Yes, don't worry. It's new.


- Sorry.

Have you done this before?

- Your veins are just hard to find.

Be careful.

- Sorry.

Open and close your fist.

Ouch! Damn!

Give me the syringe.

- Sorry, but...


give me a syringe.

Where did you learn that?

Did you fast for eight hours?

-What do you mean by fast?

Didn't they say that?

-No. They're f*cking lying...

Don't stab me again.

Let's go outside now.

Thank you.

Your eyelids are still

your heart as well.

Your eyelids are still

your heart just...

Why don't you leave?

What's keeping you here?

Did they tell you about the accident?

- Did you hear anything?

I only heard Luis.

The boy furthest away...

- Luis?

Luis is doing well.

I helped him on his way.

He told me that he repented

and asked for forgiveness...

for stealing a watch.

What are you talking about?

You are a disgrace. You fool.

You come here to talk nonsense.

My son was not a thief.

Now, let me explain. I came here because ...

Go away! Luis, tell him to go.

Show a little respect for our son.

Hai was asking for you.

Tell him I'll drop by tomorrow.


Dad, I tried to call you.

- Sorry, I'm a bit late. Let's go.

Take your bag. Ready?

Thanks, Lili.

Tomorrow at five o'clock?

Say goodbye to Lili.

And Li.


Fish is gross.

We always eat the same thing.

What would you prefer?

A burger with fries...

and a chocolate milkshake.

With pleasure.

And the lady?

Fried eggs with sausages--

and a potato frittata

with cream and cinnamon.


And look at all the fries.

French fries here,

there, and everywhere.

And a large chocolate milkshake.

What would you like, madam?

Fried egg.

- Fried egg...

With sausages.

- Sausages...

And a potato frittata.


- With cream and cinnamon.

As ordered.

What did you have for lunch today?

- Rice and chicken.

Dad, did you know...

that if an space suit

gets a hole, it explodes?

Tomorrow, I'll ask Lili

to make something else for you.

It isn't Lili who cooks.

- So I'll tell Jung.

It's because of gravity.

Stop kicking the table, Mateo.

And don't cram all that food

in your mouth.

I've told you a thousand times.

A thousand times.

Don't make a mess.

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