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In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out-- detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couples frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children, and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. Separated by clashing cultures and sprawling distances, each of these four disparate groups of people are nevertheless hurtling towards a shared destiny of isolation and grief. In the course of just a few days, they will each face the dizzying sensation of becoming profoundly lost lost in the desert, lost to the world, lost to themselves as they are pushed to the farthest edges of confusion and fear as well as to the very depths of connection and love.
In this mesmerizing, emotional film that was shot in three continents and four languages and traverses both the deeply personal and the explosively political -- acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Amores Perros) explores with shattering realism the nature of the barriers that seem to separate humankind. In doing so, he evokes the ancient concept of Babel> and questions its modern day implications: the mistaken identities, misunderstandings and missed chances for communication that-- though often unseen-- drive our contemporary lives. Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Kôji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi lead an international ensemble of actors and non-professional actors from Morocco, Tijuana and Tokyo, who enrich Babels take on cultural diversity and enhance its powerful examination of the links and frontiers between and within us.
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Interesting concept of tying together 3 different families in 3 different countriesPublished 27 days ago by dan mueller
Just an okay movie. Brad Pitt is not as good an actor as people think. Probably because they think he is married to Angelina Jolie, he must be good. No so. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dale G.
Babel is a mixed bag.While it does not feel very long, its main defect is its length. A shorter movie with tighter focus would have had a greater dramatic impact without having to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by rbrogan3
Interesting how the 6 families were all tied together in this movie, but we didn't find it to be an extremely exciting movie. Matt Damon has had better roles.Published 3 months ago by Richard L Thompson
Language. It's a defining human characteristic that is often overlooked by many. Language is a concept that carries with itself the responsibility of allowing a living being the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matthew Carter
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|the ending?? (spoiler)||
the wikipedia entry on the film has a partial translation of the note:
Mar 18, 2007 by Peter Kim | See all 2 posts
|I'll wait for a Special Edition||
The 2 disc edition just features a 90 minute feature length making-of video diary, it has already been released in Europe.
Jun 28, 2007 by Omnipotent | See all 4 posts
yeah... i'm gonna wait. i was a litte P.O'd that 21 grams had nothing to offer when it came out. i recently saw that a collector's edition came out. i'm a stickler for special feature, so now i'm gonna have to buy the DVD twice.it wouldn't be the first time(goodfellas, clerks, casino, mean... Read More
Feb 21, 2007 by michael rodriguez | See all 4 posts
|Use "Babel" to Create Your Own Japanese Youth Culture Film||
How I viewed this:
- Japanese deafmute schoolgirl tries to get her dentist to rape her, fails
- Flashes her furry crotch at the boys in the J-Pop
- Takes ecstasy in a nightclub, potentially hoping to get raped, fails
- Has some sort of angsty-teen freakout involving her mother, invites that... Read More
Feb 12, 2009 by Aiex Halo | See all 4 posts
|Babel 'Blu-Ray'||Be the first to reply|