4 interlocking stories all connected by a single gun all converge at the end and reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truly aren't all that different. In Morocco, a troubled married couple are on vacation trying to work out their differences. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons so they can keep the jackals away from his herd. A girl in Japan dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among many other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis ...
of Tokyo, Japan. Then, on the opposite side of the world the married couple's Mexican nanny takes the couple's 2 children with her to her son's wedding in Mexico, only to come into trouble on the return trip. Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives of seemingly random people around the world and it shows just how connected we...
The mood of Babel is captivating, sincere, and disturbing. The plot centers around dealing with death, misfits, and themes of unfulfillment. It is a drama and independent movie. Stylistically, Babel involves multiple stories and stars an ensemble cast. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. Babel takes place, at least partly, in the desert. The setting is Morocco, Mexico, and Japan. It happens in contemporary times. Babel is known for being a Golden Globe winner and an Oscar winner. Note that it includes drugs/alcohol, nudity, and profanity.
Twee jonge tieners in Marokko gaan gewapend met het jachtgeweer van hun vader er op uit om hun kudde geiten te begeleiden. Onderweg besluiten ze om dit geweer te testen en dit heeft desastreuze gevolgen. Het leven van vier groepen mensen staan in direct verband met het voorval. We zien het verhaal van een Amerikaans toeristenechtpaar, een Mexicaanse oppas die twee kinderen de Amerikaanse grens over smokkelt en een Japanse dove tiener en haar vader. Hun gebrekkige communicatievaardigheden ten overstaan van de mensen om hen heen zorgen ervoor dat zij, ondanks een incident wat hen allen verbindt, volkomen geïsoleerd...
The tragic aftermath of human carelessness travels around the world in this multi-narrative drama from filmmaker Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu. Richard (Brad Pitt) and Susan (Cate Blanchett) are a couple from the United States who have traveled to Morocco in Northern Africa on a vacation after the death of one of their children has sent Susan into a deep depression. Richard and Susan's other two children have been left in the care of Amelia (Adriana Barraza), their housekeeper. Amelia is originally from Mexico, and her oldest son is getting married in Tijuana. Unable to find someone who can watch the kids, or to...
obtain permission to take the day off, Amelia takes the children with her as she travels across the border for the celebration. Around the same time, in Morocco a poor farmer buys a hunting rifle, and he gives it to his sons to scare off the predatory animals that have been thinning out their goat herd. The boys decide to test the weapon's range by shooting at a bus far away; the shot hits Susan in the shoulder, and soon she's bleeding severely, while police are convinced the attack is the work of terrorists. In Japan, Chieko (Rinko Kikuchi) is a teenage deaf-mute whose mother recently committed suicide. This despairing, confused girl experiences such rage and frustration that she causes her volleyball team to lose a match, and later yanks her underwear off and begins exposing herself to boys in a crowded restaurant. Chieko's father then struggles to reach past the emotional distance which separates him and his daughter. Babel earned Alejandro GonzÃÂ¡lez IÃÂ±ÃÂ¡rritu the prize for Best Director at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
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Kyoto — Koji Yakusho was awarded the Toshiro Mifune Award at the closing ceremony of the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival, which unspooled Oct. 16-19 at locations around Japan’s ancient capital. Named in honor of the first Japanese actor to win worldwide recognition, the prize is awarded to Japanese actors considered to have international potential. Yakusho’s overseas credits include Rob Marshall ’s “ Memoirs of a Geisha ” (2005), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “ Babel ” (2006) and Francois Girard’s “ Silk ” (2007). Earlier, veteran cinematographer and director Daisaku Kimura received the Shozo Makino Award for filmmakers who have made outstanding contributions to Japanese cinema. Under the leadership of executive director Kazuyoshi Okuyama, a veteran producer who worked on Takeshi Kitano ’s early films, and with the sponsorship of the giant Yoshimoto Kogyo talent agency, the fest has focused on spotting and nurturing new talent in a range of fields with its Creators Factory initiative,
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