Babel


This highly-decorated film has three storylines, examining the problems that an inability to communicate brings. In Morocco, an American tourist and his wife are victims of an accidental shooting, which opens physical and emotional wounds. Over in America, their nanny decides to take their kids to Mexico for a wedding, not thinking of the consequences. And in Japan, a deaf teenage girl exhibits increasingly provocative behaviour in a desperate attempt to be reach out and be noticed. Some reviewers objected to the numerous coincidences in the plot, leading to lower ratings.

142 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Mohamed Akhzam, Peter Wright, Harriet Walter, Trevor Martin, Matyelok Gibbs, Georges Bousquet, Claudine Acs, André Oumansky, Michael Oumansky
Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu
ScreenplayGuillermo Arriaga, Alejandro González Iñárritu
MusicGustavo Santaolalla
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
EditingDouglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2006
Produced byAnonymous Content, Central Films, Dune Films, Zeta Film

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Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, occasional and contextual
NuditySexual and non-sexual, infrequent
SexStrongly implied, isolated
ViolenceOccasional, high-impact and bloody
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe sex and violence occurs sporadically and is accompanied by sound effects. It did not warrant consumer advice, though.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Willem de Vries
20
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
15
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
18
SA Movie & DVD
James O'Ehley
5
The Citizen
Cathryn Pearman-Owens
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
BBC
Stella Papamichael
10
Box Office
Richard Mowe
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18
ScreenIt
16

What the People say

Internet
20138 Netizens
16

Average .. 75%

15




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