Babel (2006)

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-09-08
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 2779 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 23min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Babel Productions Inc.
  • Production Country: France, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, United States of America
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In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family that ultimately provides solace. In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couples frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. Separated by clashing cultures and sprawling distances, each of these four disparate groups of people are nevertheless hurtling towards a shared destiny of isolation and grief.

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    Production Steve Golin Producer
    Directing Alejandro González Iñárritu Director
    Production Alejandro González Iñárritu Producer
    Writing Alejandro González Iñárritu Idea
    Writing Guillermo Arriaga Screenplay
    Writing Guillermo Arriaga Idea
    Camera Rodrigo Prieto Director of Photography
    Sound Gustavo Santaolalla Original Music Composer
    Editing Stephen Mirrione Editor
    Production Jon Kilik Producer
    Production Ann Ruark Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Michael Wilkinson Costume Design
    Art Brigitte Broch Production Design
    Editing Douglas Crise Editor
    Art Rika Nakanishi Art Direction
    Art Yoshihito Akatsuka Set Decoration
    Sound Roland N. Thai Sound Designer
    Production Ahmed Abounouom Line Producer
    Production Tita Lombardo Line Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Gabriela Diaque Costume Design
    Production Corinne Golden Weber Producer
    Production Norihisa Harada Line Producer
    Production Kay Ueda Line Producer
    Sound Martín Hernández Sound Designer
    Costume & Make-Up Miwako Kobayashi Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Mariko Tanaka Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Mariko Tanaka Hairstylist