History Film / Babel

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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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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* 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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11th Feb '16 12:40:39 PM Silverblade2
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->''"Technically, ''Babel'' may seem to be an example of the IdiotPlot, in which at many points one word or sentence could clear everything up. But these characters are not idiots, and desperately want to utter that word or sentence, but are prevented because of (a) the language barrier, (b) their cultural assumptions, (c) the inability of others to comprehend what they are actually saying, and (d) how in that case everyone falls into an established script made of prejudice and misunderstanding... This is a film about people who do what we might do if we were them."''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

A 2006 film conceived by writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu, ''Babel'' was released to mixed reviews [[note]]Currently 68% on Rottentomatoes[[/note]], but still earned seven Oscar nominations. It won for Gustavo Santaolalla's score.

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->''"Technically, ''Babel'' may seem to be an example of the IdiotPlot, in which at many points one word or sentence could clear everything up. But these characters are not idiots, and desperately want to utter that word or sentence, but are prevented because of (a) the language barrier, (b) their cultural assumptions, (c) the inability of others to comprehend what they are actually saying, and (d) how in that case everyone falls into an established script made of prejudice and misunderstanding... This is a film about people who do what we might do if we were them."''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

A 2006 film conceived by writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu, ''Babel'' was released to mixed reviews [[note]]Currently 68% on Rottentomatoes[[/note]], but still earned seven Oscar nominations. It won for Gustavo Santaolalla's score.
Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu.
14th Jan '16 7:18:24 PM spoonofevil
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Yussef and Ahmed kick off their plot by accidentally shooting an American tourist. Their plot ends with [[spoiler:Yussef being forced to watch Ahmed getting accidentally shot by police.]]
13th Jan '16 12:21:49 AM spoonofevil
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* DownerEnding: [[In the Morocco plotline, Yussef and Ahmed are cornered by police. Ahmed ends up getting shot twice (possibly fatally) and Yussef surrenders himself to police custody.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[In [[spoiler:In the Morocco plotline, Yussef and Ahmed are cornered by police. Ahmed ends up getting shot twice (possibly fatally) and Yussef surrenders himself to police custody.]]
13th Jan '16 12:21:15 AM spoonofevil
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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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** Richard and Susan's tour group become very paranoid after Susan gets shot, as they fear they're being targeted by Moroccan terrorists due to Morocco being a largely Islamic country.
* DownerEnding: [[In the Morocco plotline, Yussef and Ahmed are cornered by police. Ahmed ends up getting shot twice (possibly fatally) and Yussef surrenders himself to police custody.]]


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** Another one is Amelia deciding to take Mike and Debbie across the border to Mexico without their parent's consent, and then trying to return in the middle of the night with her clearly drunk nephew.


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** It's never made clear whether [[spoiler:Ahmed survives the wounds inflicted on him during the police standoff.]]
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