30.09. - 09.10.2021

Battle in Heaven Mexico 2005 | 98 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Carlos Reygadas

rated for 0 + years
Marcos and his wife need money quickly, so they kidnap their neighbour's baby. But the child dies and Marcos doesn't know what to do. He confides in Anna, the young daughter of a general for whom he works as a chauffeur. Bored with her life, Anna secretly works nights as a prostitute in an exclusive brothel. A bizarre sexual dependence develops between Marcos und Anna. She sleeps with him and tries to control him. When Marcos decides to turn himself in, his wife urges him to first purge his sins with a pilgrimage to the Virgin of Guadalupe. For Marcos, it's the last journey he will make. Battle In Heaven is both provocative and poetic and its explicit sex scenes caused a scandal at Cannes.
Original title: Batalla en el cielo
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Mexiko Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Screenplay: Carlos Reygadas
Cast: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Berta Ruiz, David Bornstein
Producer: Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian, Jaime Romandía
Director of Photography: Diego Martínez Vignatti
Music: John Tavener, J. S. Bach, Marcha Cordobesa, Anonymous XVI. Jhr.
Production Design:
Editor: Benjamin Mirguet, Adoración G. Elipe, Nicolas Schmerkin
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Coproduction Office
Production: Société Parisienne de Production, No Dream Cinema, Mantarraya, Essential Filmproduktion, MaceyCo, Tarantula BE


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