Cover image for Babel [blu-ray] / Paramount Pictures and Paramount Vantage present an Anonymous Content production, una producc©Ưon de Zeta Film, a Central Films production ; directed and produced by Alejandro Gonz©Łlez I©ł©Łrritu ; written by Guillermo Arriaga ; produced by Jon Kilik, Steve Golin.
Title:
Babel [blu-ray] / Paramount Pictures and Paramount Vantage present an Anonymous Content production, una producc©Ưon de Zeta Film, a Central Films production ; directed and produced by Alejandro Gonz©Łlez I©ł©Łrritu ; written by Guillermo Arriaga ; produced by Jon Kilik, Steve Golin.
ISBN:
9781415730478
Edition:
[Blu-ray version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007, ℗♭2006.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Blu-ray release of the 2006 motion picture.

Based on the idea by Guillermo Arriaga and Alejandro Gonz©Łlez I©ł©Łrritu.
Performers/Actors:
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garc©Ưa Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Mustapha Rachidi.
Abstract:
A wealthy American is touring Morocco with his wife. The two become the focus of an international incident also involving a poor Moroccan farmer who is struggling to keep his two young sons in line and his family together. A San Diego nanny, with her employers absent, makes the disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother. It's about a gun. It's about communication - or the lack of it - both intercultural and intracultural. Raises issues like terrorism and immigration, and is as basic as husbands talking to their wives and parents understanding their children.
Audience/Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
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The tragic aftermath of human carelessness travels around the world in this multi-narrative drama from filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. Richard (Brad Pitt) and Susan (Cate Blanchett) are a couple from the United States who have traveled to Morocco in Northern Africa on a vacation after the death of one of their children has sent Susan into a deep depression. Richard and Susan's other two children have been left in the care of Amelia (Adriana Barraza), their housekeeper. Amelia is originally from Mexico, and her oldest son is getting married in Tijuana. Unable to find someone who can watch the kids, or to obtain permission to take the day off, Amelia takes the children with her as she travels across the border for the celebration. Around the same time, in Morocco a poor farmer buys a hunting rifle, and he gives it to his sons to scare off the predatory animals that have been thinning out their goat herd. The boys decide to test the weapon's range by shooting at a bus far away; the shot hits Susan in the shoulder, and soon she's bleeding severely, while police are convinced the attack is the work of terrorists. In Japan, Chieko (Rinko Kikuchi) is a teenage deaf-mute whose mother recently committed suicide. This despairing, confused girl experiences such rage and frustration that she causes her volleyball team to lose a match, and later yanks her underwear off and begins exposing herself to boys in a crowded restaurant. Chieko's father then struggles to reach past the emotional distance which separates him and his daughter. Babel earned Alejandro González Iñárritu the prize for Best Director at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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