• Babel (2006)

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

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 40
    Wall Street Journal

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

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Awards

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