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Babel  (2006)

Babel
Theatrical MPAA Rating:
R
Theatrical Feature Running Time:
142 mins

Theatrical Release Information:
Babel

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, All Movie Guide


Babel Trivia

Who played Richard in the movie Babel?
Brad Pitt played Richard in the movie Babel

Who played Susan in the movie Babel?
Cate Blanchett played Susan in the movie Babel

Who played Santiago in the movie Babel?
Gael Garcia Bernal played Santiago in the movie Babel

Who played Chieko in the movie Babel?
Rinko Kikuchi played Chieko in the movie Babel

Who played Amelia in the movie Babel?
Adriana Barraza played Amelia in the movie Babel

Who played Yasujiro in the movie Babel?
Koji Yakusho played Yasujiro in the movie Babel

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