Babel (2006)

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Original Title : Babel
Director : Alejandro González Iñárritu
Writer : Guillermo Arriaga
Guillermo Arriaga
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genre : Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Raúl Olvera Ferrer , Steve Golin , Alejandro González Iñárritu , Jon Kilik , Tita Lombardo , Ann Ruark , Corinne Golden Weber
Music : Gustavo Santaolalla
Photography : Rodrigo Prieto
Distributor : Summit Entertainment
MPAA Rating : Rated R for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
IMDB ID : 0449467
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Brad Pitt Richard
Cate Blanchett Susan
Gael García Bernal Santiago
Kôji Yakusho Yasujiro
Adriana Barraza Amelia
Harriet Walter Lilly
Rinko Kikuchi Chieko
Trevor Martin Douglas
Matyelok Gibbs Elyse
Georges Bousquet Robert
Claudine Acs Jane
André Oumansky Walter
Michael Maloney James
Dermot Crowley Barth
Wendy Nottingham Tourist
Henry Maratray Tourist
Linda Broughton Tourist
Jean-Marc Hugot Tourist
Aline Mowat Tourist
Liliane Escoza Tourist
Lynsey Beauchamp Tourist in Morocco (as Lindsey Beauchamp
Michel Dubois Tourist
Shirley Dixon Tourist
Patrick Lebre Tourist
John O'Mahony Tourist
Mary Mitchell Tourist
Edward Lyon Tourist
Robert Fyfe Tourist
Abdelaziz Merzoug Waiter Casbah
Omar El Mallouli Bus Driver
El Hassan Ait Bablal Old Man in Car
Sfia Ait Benboullah Anwar's Grandmother
Hammou Aghrar Doctor/Vet
Mohamed Ait Lahcen Sheik
Ali Hamadi Moukadem
Lhacen Znin Store Owner
Mustapha Amhita Mohammed
Mohammed Amal El Koussi Mohammed's Friend
Mohammed El Bouamraoui Mohammed's Friend
Mohamed Nait Addi Mohammed's Friend
Rahmoune Abdelhalim Mohammed's Friend
Soukayna Ait Boufakri Yamile
Youssef Boukioud Police at Anwar's
Khouyael Houssein Police at Anwar's
Alex Jennings Ken Clifford
Timothy Peter Buxton US Army Medic
Dr. Mohammed Ourjdal US Army Medic
Aimee Meditz Reporter - US News
Mohammed Bennani Moroccan Doctor
Boubker Ait El Caid Yussef
Said Tarchani Ahmed
Mustapha Rachidi Abdullah
Driss Roukhe Alarid
Wahiba Sahmi Zohra
Fadmael Ouali Yasira
Zahra Ahkouk Jamila
Abdelkader Bara Hassan
Ehou Mama Hassan's Wife
Rida Taya Abdullah's 2-year-old Son
Salah Mezzi Moroccan Police Officer
Mohamed Atkliss Moroccan Police Officer
Elle Fanning Debbie
Nathan Gamble Mike
Mohamed Akhzam Anwar
Monica del Carmen Lucia
Rosa Reyes Comadre
Damian Garcia Lucio
Barbarella Pardo Amelia's Daughter
Úrsula García Amelia's Daughter
Cynthia Montaño Patricia
Maripaz Lopez Patricia's Mother
Santiago Lizarraga Tambora Band
Ismael Gregorio Tambora Band
Pedro Sillas Tambora Band
Enrique Garcia Contreras Tambora Band
Fernando Montes Avila Tambora Band
Luis Avila Tambora Band
Eugenio Jara Reynoso Tambora Band
Pedro Cuota Tambora Band
Jimenez Romeo Echeverria Musician
Guadalupe Quintero Wedding Band
Mariano Quintero Wedding Band
Eluterio Higuera Wedding Band
Pascual Montaño Wedding Band
Efrain Gonzalez Wedding Band
Claudia Silvia Mendoza Patricia's Grandmother
Norma Samarin Patricia's Aunt
Polo Nuño Jacinto
Jose Campas Agiñaga Amelia's Grandfather
Miguel Maldonado Tinoco Amelia's Father
Emilio Echevarría Emilio
Clifton Collins Jr. Officer at Border Crossing
Aaron D. Spears Officer
Jamie McBride Bill - Border Patrol
Michael Pena John - Border Patrol (as Michael Peña
Ivor Shier Helicopter Pilot
R.D. Call FBI Interrogation Officer
Peter Wight Tom
Yuko Murata Mitsu
Kumi Ohkawatsu Teammate
Miyuki Tamada Teammate
Hirotaka Nabeya Referee
Kazuya Senzaki Referee
Takanobu Imaizumi Referee
Koji Yoshida Volleyball Coach
Saki Kito J-Pop Hostess
Tomomi Kosugi J-Pop Waitress
Noemi J-Pop Waitress
Rika Watanabe J-Pop Waitress
Ran Saotome J-Pop Waitress
Sanae Miura Kumiko
Kazunori Sasaki Young Man
Ryoji Takiguchi Shocked Young Man
Shoushi Nakasone Young Man's Friend
Jun Tanaka Young Man's Friend
Masayuki Ishii Young Man's Friend
Yoshiyuki Yagisawa Young Man's Friend
Hideto Onishi Young Man's Friend
Hiroshi Yazaki Young Man's Friend
Zengo Matayoshi J-Pop Special
Koji Morisawa J-Pop Special
Sumire Matsumura Receptionist
Kyoko Saito Mother at Dentist
Hazuki Saito Daughter at Dentist
Yu Tanabe Son at Dentist
Kentaro Tokuhiro Patient
Kiichiro Kawauchi Patient
Shigemitsu Ogi Dentist
Tose Fukuda Nurse at Dentist's
Satoshi Nikaido Kenji
Kazunori Tozawa Hamano
Junichi Hayakawa Doorman
Nobushige Suematsu Haruki
Shinji Suzuki Takeshi
Reina Makino Chieko's Girl Friend
Ayako Masagaki Chieko's Girl Friend
Yurie Okada Chieko's Girl Friend
Erika Okada Chieko's Girl Friend
Mika Yokoyama Chieko's Girl Friend
Kimi Unno Chieko's Girl Friend
Kazuma Yamane Kazuma
Hideaki Kunieda Haruki's Friend
Keita Kanegae Haruki's Friend
Tomohiro Higashi Chieko's Boyfriend
Onbou Miura Chieko's Boyfriend
Daiki Inoue Chieko's Boyfriend
Shinichi Osawa Club DJ
Noriko Yamamura Dancer/Club
Motomi Kobayashi Dancer/Club
Kaoru Mihira Chieko's Teammate
Natsumi Hayashida Chieko's Teammate
Ayaka Kotake Chieko's Teammate
Maki Kuraya Chieko's Teammate
Kana Harada Chieko's Teammate
Sayaka Shimizu Chieko's Teammate
Ai Takahashi Babel Volleyball Girl
Sumie Kobayashi Babel Volleyball Girl
Reina Aoki Babel Volleyball Girl
Yoko Iwasaki Babel Volleyball Girl
Eri Terada Babel Volleyball Girl
Ikumi Muramatsu Babel Volleyball Girl
Keiko Nakamichi Babel Volleyball Girl
Miki Watanuki Babel Volleyball Girl
Naoko Kato Babel Volleyball Girl
Miyuki Kido Babel Volleyball Girl
Fumie Takama Babel Volleyball Girl
Yuta Hori Tap Dancer
Takayuki Matsumoto Tap Dancer
Ikken Tap Dancer
Maro Juggler
Marie Machida Member of the Theatrical Company
Namiko Hatori Member of the Theatrical Company
Yurako Takano Member of the Theatrical Company
Kiyomi Ensou Member of the Theatrical Company
Ikue Takada Member of the Theatrical Company
Yoshiki Wakura Member of the Theatrical Company
Yosuke Morita Member of the Theatrical Company
Yuji Inanobe Member of the Theatrical Company
Fernandez Mattos Dulce Walter's wife
Masami Kosaka Japanese guy
Akira Matsuda Bartender
Shizue Yamamoto Wife


This is a complex tale of four interlocking stories. A poor Morrocan family acquires a rifle to protect their goats. An American couple's bus tour holiday is shattered when she is accidentally shot. That couple's children, at home in the USA with their nanny/housekeeper, accompany her to Mexico to attend her son's wedding. A Japanese father, whose wife has committed suicide some time ago, is unable to communicate with his teenage daughter. A tragic tale for all concerned.


Poetry, 12 October 2006 Author: mysticwit ( from Austin, TX Alejandro Gonzá,lez Iñ,á,rritu',s direction is brilliantly layered and intricately woven. He deftly uses different film stock, imagery, sound, and stories to weave a single tale out of four disparate ones, a talent he',s shown in other films.The story by screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga and Iñ,á,rritu has one incident ricochet around the globe, and peeling back the layers of culture to show the frustrating inability to communicate, and the poignancy and universality of familial love.Each story is complete, but a series of snapshots that leave as many questions as answers. As the stories unfold, the backstories and the futures of the characters are chock full of possibility and pain. As one commenter during the Q&A said, it was frustratingly beautiful. Each storyline deals with family and conflict from the inability to communicate or to understand.All the performances are incredible, and very touching. Brad Pitt did an excellent job, and the always outstanding Cate Blanchett, a powerhouse actor if there ever was one, has the least screen time of any of the leads. Few can do so much with so little. But the really outstanding performance is Rinko Kikuchi as a deaf-mute Tokyo teen.To say any more would possibly lesson the experience, so let me just say this: it may seem confusing at times, but by the end, it will seem like poetry.
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