Battle in Heaven

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Overview

In Battle in Heaven AKA Batalla en el Cielo, director Carlos Reygadas' searing look at the inherent hypocrisies of Mexico's social structure, Marcos Hernandez is Marcos, an overweight, poverty-stricken chauffeur who longs for a better life for his wife and young son. Desperate, the couple kidnaps an infant child for ransom. When the baby dies in their custody, this simple crime that Marcos hoped would brighten his family's future instead adds a crushing burden to his conscience and will bring dire consequences ...
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Overview

In Battle in Heaven AKA Batalla en el Cielo, director Carlos Reygadas' searing look at the inherent hypocrisies of Mexico's social structure, Marcos Hernandez is Marcos, an overweight, poverty-stricken chauffeur who longs for a better life for his wife and young son. Desperate, the couple kidnaps an infant child for ransom. When the baby dies in their custody, this simple crime that Marcos hoped would brighten his family's future instead adds a crushing burden to his conscience and will bring dire consequences for Marcos and his wife if discovered. Meanwhile, Ana, an affluent general's daughter whom Marcos chauffeurs from place to place, secretly battles ennui by prostituting herself in a local brothel with her friends. The two confide their darkest secrets in one another, and as Marcos urges Ana to drop out of whoring, Ana tries to convince Marcos to turn himself in. Marcos, however, will not listen, insisting that true forgiveness and redemption must come from above. Batalla en el Cielo marked the second major international release for director Reygadas, after the acclaimed Japon 2002.
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Special Features

Interview with director Carlos Reygadas and actress Anapola Mushkadiz; Selected scenes from the director's award-winning first feature, "Japón"; Original theatrical trailer; English subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • UPC: 842498020166
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tartan Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Uncensored / Subtitled / en español
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,203

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marco Hernandez Marcos
Anapola Mushkadiz Ana
Berta Ruiz Wife
David Bornstein
Rosalinda Ramirez
Juan "El Abuelo" Soria
Technical Credits
Carlos Reygadas Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Johann Sebastian Bach Score Composer
Philippe Bober Producer
Marcha Cordobesa Score Composer
Adoracion G. Elipe Editor
Gilles Laurent Sound/Sound Designer
Susanne Marian Producer
Hamish McAlpine Executive Producer
Benjamin Mirguet Editor
Jaime Romandia Producer
Nicolas Schmerkin Editor
John Tavener Score Composer
Diego Martínez Vignatti Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Battle In Heaven
1. Opening Credits [6:55]
2. Just a Little Scream [4:30]
3. The General's Daughter [4:09]
4. I Love You [:00]
5. Lie Down [7:39]
6. They're All Sheep... [:00]
7. Feeling Better [6:54]
8. Dawn [4:25]
9. Calm Down [8:23]
10. This Is a Fantasy [5:06]
11. Good Job [:01]
12. Seeing Ana [8:31]
13. Headed to the Basilica [8:25]
14. On His Knees [4:28]
15. So Long [7:47]
16. End Credits [3:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Battle In Heaven
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up Options
      Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      DTS Digital Surround 5.1
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Extra Features
      Carlos Reygadas & Anapola Mushkadiz Interview
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Excerpts From Japón
         To Kill Myself
         Town Representative
         Virgin Mary or God?
         Alone
         Total Serenity
      Tartan New Releases
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