• Publication date: October 19, 2009

21 Grams

Three strangers have their lives mysteriously intertwined after a devastating accident; Paul is a professor, desperately in need of a new heart, Cristina is a recovered addict, whose husband has helped her turn her life around and now has two daughters, while Jack is an ex-con, born again as a devout Christian. Their lives will change forever after Jack sets events in motion that will destroy Cristina's world, and bring new hope to Paul's...

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2003

MBC Max:

September 28, 2016 20:00 (KSA) ~ September 28, 2016 19:00 (CLT)

"They say we all lose 21 grams... at the exact moment of our death. Everyone. Twenty-one grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. A chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird.  They say we all lose 21 grams... who will be next?"

Thus begins this powerful drama, which uses nonlinear sequence and an interrupted timeline to allow the story to unfold in a way that amplifies its emotional pacing.

An amazing cast with powerful moving performances, skillfully directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in his first English-speaking feature, having previously won an Oscar nomination for 'Amores Perros'.

Three strangers have their lives mysteriously intertwined after a devastating accident; Paul (Sean Penn) is a professor, desperately in need of a new heart, Cristina (Naomi Watts) is a recovered addict, whose husband has helped her turn her life around and now has two daughters, while Jack (Benicio del Toro) is an ex-con, born again as a devout Christian. Their lives will change forever after Jack sets events in motion that will destroy Cristina's world, and bring new hope to Paul's.

A story of destiny, compassion, redemption and love, that forces each to reassess what's truly important in their lives, and to find the courage to defend it...

Starring:

  • Sean Penn
  • Benicio del Toro
  • Naomi Watts
  • Danny Huston
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Melissa Leo
  • Clea DuVall

Directed by:  Alejandro González Iñárritu

Rating:  R for language, sexuality, some violence and drug use.