Babel Poster

Release Date: October 27th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2007

R|2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
An accident connects four groups of people on three different continents: two young Moroccan goatherds, a vacationing American couple (Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett), a deaf Japanese teen and her father, and a Mexican nanny who takes her young charges across a border without parental permission.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Kôji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Said Tarchani, Boubker Ait El Caid

Director: Alejandro Iñárritu

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Dune, Anonymous Content

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Suspenseful, Gritty, Wife, 2000s, Marriage, Pursuit, Transformation, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

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  • I was shaken, but not stirred, by Babel, a globalist melodrama that careens from Morocco to Mexico like a revved-up "Crash." show more

  • The filmmakers succeed brilliantly in weaving these stories together, taking time to explore depth of character and relationships. The suspense builds throughout as everyone involved becomes lost in a place they don't understand with people they don't know if they can trust. show more

  • The ultimate poor judgment: the decision to put Babel before the camera. That defies comprehension in any language.

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Awards

Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing