October 20, 2010
The seedy underworld of modern Barcelona is where Uxbal must make a living to support his two children. Having recently been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, he struggles with leaving his children with some sort of moral grounding. He makes money by finding and managing employment for illegal immigrants, a business that often turns deadly. Meanwhile, the kid's mother is elsewhere involved in a sordid life of alcoholism and debauchery. Uxbal has precious little time to leave his kids with something he seemingly never had, a sense of hope.