We're breaking down all the Oscar contenders for you, so that you can decide whether you want to see them -- or at the very least, be able to hold your own at cocktail parties. Next up: 'Biutiful,' an engrossing tale about a man tormented by the conflicting facets of his life.

Nominated for: Best Actor (Javier Bardem), Best Foreign Language Film
categories Features, Oscars, Awards