Battle in Heaven (2006)

Battle in Heaven
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marcos Hernandez Actor Marcos 1 1000001
Anapola Mushkadiz Actor Ana 1 1000002
Bertha Ruiz Actor Marcos' Wife 1 1000003
David Bornstein Actor David 1 1000004
Rosalinda Ramirez Actor Viky 1 1000005
El Abuelo Actor Chief of Police 1 1000006
Brenda Angulo Actor Madame 1 1000007
El Mago Actor Preacher 1 1000008
Francisco 'El Gato' Martinez Actor Gas Station Attendant 1 1000009
Alejandro Mayar Actor Police Inspector 1 1000010
Chavo Nava Actor Neurotic Conductor 1 1000011
Estela Tamariz Actor Ines 1 1000012
Diego Martinez Vignatti Actor Soccer Player 1 1000013
Carlos Reygadas Director n/a 2 2000001
Carlos Reygadas Producer n/a 3 3000001
Philippe Bober Producer n/a 3 3000002
Susanne Marian Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jaime Romandia Producer n/a 3 3000004
Joseph Rouschop Producer n/a 3 3000005
Hamish McAlpine Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Carlos Reygadas Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Diego Martinez Vignatti Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Benjamin Mirguet Editor n/a 172 7000001
Adoracion G Elipe Editor n/a 172 7000002
Nicolas Schmerkin Editor n/a 172 7000003
Carlos Reygadas Editor n/a 172 7000004
John Tavener Music n/a 120781 8000001
Marcha Cordobesa Music n/a 120781 8000002
Elsa Ruiz Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Daniela Schnaider Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Gilles Laurent Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
In the 1940s, Mexico City had a population of 1 million. It is said that life was quite pleasant there in those days. Today Mexico City is a megalopolis of more than 20 million souls. Marcos is the chauffer of the general who supervises the daily flag ceremonies. Marcos picks up the general's daughter Ana at the airport. He is the only member of Ana's household who is aware that she leads a double life. Although a child of Mexico's political elite, she works part time in a rather seedy Mexico City brothel--not for the money but as an act of rebellion and debasement. The intimacy which has developed from sharing this secret with Marcos has become physical. On this particular day, Marcos is troubled. When Ana questions him, he confesses a secret of his own: he and his wife have kidnapped an infant for ransom and the baby has died in their custody. As the police draw closer, Ana urges Marcos to turn himself in. But in the end, he seeks redemption from a higher power. A clash that reminds Marcos of his true station in life, and another death prefigures brings the tortured soul to join a crowd of pilgrims approaching the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.