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Battle in Heaven

Marcos is the chauffeur of a general with a secret that only he and his wife know - they kidnapped a baby for ransom, and the child died in their care. Meanwhile the general's daughter Ana also has a secret - she amuses herself by turning tricks as a high class prostitute. The two confide in one another, but as the police draw ever closer, Marcos must decide how he can redeem himself. Cast with non-professionals, this poetically confrontational and sexually explicit film from Mexico's newest auteur, Carlos Reygadas ('Japon', 'Silent Light'), challenges the hypocrisy of Mexico's social structure.

Year: 2005
Genre: Drama, Latin America Cinema, Sensual or Erotic Films, Film Festivals 2006
Country: Belgium, France, Germany, Mexico
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Starring: Marcos Hernandez, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains explicit sex scenes and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
5.7/10
Location in store: Foreign (Latin America)

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