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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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To close, this is a good movie that is very well acted and filmed.
There is no real plot development and I couldn't care less about the characters as the director jumps from depressing story to depressing story.
The one thing I did not like about this movie was the ending, which left me wanting to know more.
Do not waste your time. The preview is the only exciting part of the movie.Published 1 day ago by bryan
This is the kind of movie you might watch when you're having a bad day. It shows that others are having an even worse day. Read morePublished 1 day ago by HS
This movie is a little slow. However I have watched it twice. Good intertwining plot from characters around the globe.Published 2 days ago by deshkaman
I don't see what anyone likes about this movie. I watched the first 5 minutes and turned it off.Published 5 days ago by katy
I am Moroccan and i dont know which part of morocco ,this movie talking about . this stupid movie are talking about Morocco 1850.maybe . Read morePublished 7 days ago by PRINCE ALI
Like this movie but I feel like I'm being manipulated with the anti gun thread. Still good flick. I really like how the web of stories are interconnected. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Kingfish
Three different stories all converge at the end. A bit hard to follow at first, but the connections eventually become clear. Fast moving and definitely a must-watch.Published 16 days ago by P. Spath
Really wanted to give this 4 stars, but it left dangling plot lines. The juxtaposition of time and place, particularly at the end, was disconcerting and I didn't understand the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by J. R. Shullaw
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|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 Andariel Halo | See all 4 posts
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