History Film / Babel

10th Nov '17 9:51:15 AM fgenzo159
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''Babel'' is an ensemble piece headed by Creator/CateBlanchett and Creator/BradPitt. They play an American couple, Richard and Susan, who are vacationing in Morocco trying to sort out their marital difficulties. But then, she's shot by two local boys fiddling around with their father's new rifle. As Richard tries to get help with ''much difficulty,'' the couple's Mexican nanny takes their kids to Mexico for her son's (Creator/GaelGarciaBernal) wedding. Meanwhile, in Japan, a deaf schoolgirl, Chieko, tries to overcome the death of her mother and her own sexual frustration.

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''Babel'' is an ensemble piece headed by Creator/CateBlanchett and Creator/BradPitt. They play an American couple, Richard and Susan, who are vacationing in Morocco trying to sort out their marital difficulties. But then, she's shot by two local boys fiddling around with their father's new rifle. As Richard tries to get help with ''much difficulty,'' the couple's Mexican nanny takes their kids to Mexico for her son's (Creator/GaelGarciaBernal) wedding.wedding, accompanied by her nephew (Creator/GaelGarciaBernal). Meanwhile, in Japan, a deaf schoolgirl, Chieko, tries to overcome the death of her mother and her own sexual frustration.
1st Sep '17 12:20:44 PM Lancelot07
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* IJustWantToBeLoved: "Loved" might be a strong word, but Chieko spends a lot of her plotline longing for male intimacy that she, as a deaf mute, has difficulties attaining, and makes up for it with sexually provocative advances towards different men that keeps failing. [[spoiler:When she is rejected again after showing herself naked to and trying to get intimate with a policeman who understandably freaks out, she starts weeping.]]

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* IJustWantToBeLoved: "Loved" might be a strong word, but Implied with Chieko who spends a lot of her plotline longing for male intimacy that she, as a deaf mute, has difficulties attaining, and makes up for it with sexually provocative advances towards different men that keeps failing. [[spoiler:When she is rejected again after showing herself naked to and trying to get intimate with a policeman who understandably freaks out, she starts weeping.]]
1st Sep '17 12:19:29 PM Lancelot07
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* IJustWantToBeLoved: "Love" might be a strong word, but Chieko spends a lot of her plotline longing for male intimacy that she, as a deaf mute, has difficulties attaining, and makes up for it with sexually provocative advances towards different men that keeps failing. [[spoiler:When she is rejected again after showing herself naked to and trying to get intimate with a policeman who understandably freaks out, she starts weeping.]]

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* IJustWantToBeLoved: "Love" "Loved" might be a strong word, but Chieko spends a lot of her plotline longing for male intimacy that she, as a deaf mute, has difficulties attaining, and makes up for it with sexually provocative advances towards different men that keeps failing. [[spoiler:When she is rejected again after showing herself naked to and trying to get intimate with a policeman who understandably freaks out, she starts weeping.]]
1st Sep '17 12:17:53 PM Lancelot07
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* AdultFear: What happens to [[spoiler: Richard and Susan's children.]] That when you're too far away to help, your children will be lost and taken from you. Or for the nanny, that your love and care won't protect them. For Chieko's father, the idea that his daughter may kill herself at any moment.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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What happens to [[spoiler: Richard and Susan's children.]] That when you're too far away to help, your children will be lost and taken from you. Or for the nanny, that your love and care won't protect them. For Chieko's father, the idea that his daughter may kill herself at any moment.



* CultureClash: A central part of the film.

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* CultureClash: CultureClash:
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A central part of the film.



* FanDisservice: The audience is treated, first with a view of Chieko's pantiless crotch, and later a full frontal shot of her naked body, but, given the context, the scenes are devoid of titillating overtones.

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* FanDisservice: FanDisservice:
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The audience is treated, first with a view of Chieko's pantiless crotch, and later a full frontal shot of her naked body, but, given the context, the scenes are devoid of titillating overtones.



* GoingCommando: Chieko takes off her panties to give the boys sitting at the next table in a restaurant an eyeful of her private parts. Later on, she goes out without wearing any under her short skirt.

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* GoingCommando: Chieko takes off her panties to give the boys sitting at the next table in a restaurant an eyeful of her private parts. Later on, she goes out without wearing any anything under her short skirt.



* IdiotBall: What kicks off the entire plot. "Hey, look, we have a rifle. Let's ''shoot at a moving bus'' because that's ''always'' a good idea!".

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
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What kicks off the entire plot. "Hey, look, we have a rifle. Let's ''shoot at a moving bus'' because that's ''always'' a good idea!".



* IJustWantToBeLoved: "Love" might be a strong word, but Chieko spends a lot of her plotline longing for male intimacy that she, as a deaf mute, has difficulties attaining, and makes up for it with sexually provocative advances towards different men that keeps failing. [[spoiler:When she is rejected again after showing herself naked to and trying to get intimate with a policeman who understandably freaks out, she starts weeping.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Santiago's fate after [[spoiler: abandoning his aunt and the children in the middle of the desert]] is never revealed.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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Santiago's fate after [[spoiler: abandoning his aunt and the children in the middle of the desert]] is never revealed.
13th Aug '17 6:35:13 PM fgenzo159
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''Babel'' is an ensemble piece headed by Creator/CateBlanchett and Creator/BradPitt; they play an American couple, Richard and Susan, who are vacationing in Morocco trying to sort out their marital difficulties. But then, she's shot by two local boys fiddling around with their father's new rifle. As Richard tries to get help with ''much difficulty,'' the couple's Mexican nanny takes their kids to Mexico for her son's wedding. Meanwhile, in Japan, a deaf schoolgirl, Chieko, tries to overcome the death of her mother and her own sexual frustration.

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''Babel'' is an ensemble piece headed by Creator/CateBlanchett and Creator/BradPitt; they Creator/BradPitt. They play an American couple, Richard and Susan, who are vacationing in Morocco trying to sort out their marital difficulties. But then, she's shot by two local boys fiddling around with their father's new rifle. As Richard tries to get help with ''much difficulty,'' the couple's Mexican nanny takes their kids to Mexico for her son's (Creator/GaelGarciaBernal) wedding. Meanwhile, in Japan, a deaf schoolgirl, Chieko, tries to overcome the death of her mother and her own sexual frustration.
18th May '17 1:24:47 PM SweetDreamTreat
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->''"Listen"''

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->''"Listen"''->''"Listen."''
8th Apr '17 2:09:18 PM PF_Fan
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''Babel'' is an ensemble piece headed by Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt; they play an American couple, Richard and Susan, who are vacationing in Morocco trying to sort out their marital difficulties. But then, she's shot by two local boys fiddling around with their father's new rifle. As Richard tries to get help with ''much difficulty,'' the couple's Mexican nanny takes their kids to Mexico for her son's wedding. Meanwhile, in Japan, a deaf schoolgirl, Chieko, tries to overcome the death of her mother and her own sexual frustration.

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''Babel'' is an ensemble piece headed by Cate Blanchett Creator/CateBlanchett and Brad Pitt; Creator/BradPitt; they play an American couple, Richard and Susan, who are vacationing in Morocco trying to sort out their marital difficulties. But then, she's shot by two local boys fiddling around with their father's new rifle. As Richard tries to get help with ''much difficulty,'' the couple's Mexican nanny takes their kids to Mexico for her son's wedding. Meanwhile, in Japan, a deaf schoolgirl, Chieko, tries to overcome the death of her mother and her own sexual frustration.
29th Oct '16 6:07:29 PM eroock
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Added DiffLines:

* GoodTimesMontage: We are treated to a montage of Chieko enjoying her time in the city with her friends.
2nd Sep '16 9:32:24 PM PrattCat
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Amelia's plotline. Mike and Debbie eventually end up being rescued, but Amelia is arrested by the Border Patrol because she is an illegal immigrant, and is deported back to Mexico despite caring for Mike an Debbie for 16 years.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Amelia's plotline. Mike and Debbie eventually end up being rescued, but Amelia is arrested by the Border Patrol because she is an illegal immigrant, and is deported back to Mexico despite caring for Mike an Debbie living in America for 16 years.]]
15th Apr '16 11:55:16 PM vifetoile
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** A cultural emphasis on personal space makes life awkward for the deaf teenager, who must touch others and be touched in order to get anyone's attention.

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** A cultural emphasis on personal space makes life awkward for the deaf teenager, Chieko, who must touch others and be touched in order to get anyone's attention.



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