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Babel

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 González Iñárritu

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Dune, Anonymous Content

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    In the year's richest, most complex and ultimately most heartbreaking film, Inarritu invites us to get past the babble of modern civilization and start listening to each other. show more

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    This is a serious movie overflowing with memorable acting, unforgettable images, searing tragedy, unexpected humor and an eloquent plea for international understanding. And while it's by no stretch of imagination light entertainment, it's fundamentally a more optimistic work than either "Amores Perros" or "21 Grams." show more

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Awards

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