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by Carlos Reygadas


Mexico. Marcos, a half-breed taxidriver, kidnaps together with his wife one of their nephews. When the baby accidentily dies, Marcos breaks down and confesses his crime to his boss's daughter, Ana. She is a frivolous and spoilt girl, playing a hooker just for fun. Both women try to help Marcos, each of them in their own way, but it is already too late. During a pelgrimage to the Guadelupe basilique, Marcos brings Ana down with him.

international title: Battle in Heaven
original title: Batalla en el cielo
country: France, Mexico, Belgium, Germany
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Carlos Reygadas
film run: 100'
release date: FR 26/10/2005, BE 26/10/2005, UK 28/10/2005
screenplay: Carlos Reygadas
cast: Marcos Hernandez, Anapola Mushkadiz, Berta Ruiz, Rosalinda Ramirez, David Bornstien
cinematography by: Diego Martínez Vignatti
film editing: Adoración G. Elipe, Benjamin Mirguet, Nicolas Schmerkin
art director: Elsa Ruiz, Daniela Schnaider
costumes designer: Elsa Ruiz Pirinoli
producer: Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian, Jaime Romandia, Carlos Reygadas
production: Coproduction Office, Tarantula Belgique, Coproduction Office, Mantarraya Producciones, No Dream Cinema, Mackey Co. (MX), Arte (FR)
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie, Fond Sud (FR), La Communaute française de Belgique et des teledistributeurs wallons (BE), MEDIA Programme
distributor: Bac Films, Tartan (UK), Lumière (BE), Filmhuis (NL), Golem (ES), Atlantis Entertainment (CZ), Atlantis Entertainment (SK), Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH (DE),


main awards/selection

Cannes 2005 Official Competition

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