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Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Adriana Barraza, Koji Yakusho, Michael Pena, Clifton Collins Jr., Elle Fanning
RunTime: 142 mins
Genre: Drama / Race Relations
Rating: M18

Babel (from Wikipedia): God, observing the unity of humanity in the Tower of Babel, resolves to destroy the tower and confuse the previously uniform language of humanity. This story is sometimes used to explain the existence of many different languages and races.

The movie: A story of victims of fate due to language, mistakes, fate and miscommunication, it converges 4 stories. Whatever we do, we are not alone. Here are some numbers:
144 minutes
25 million budget

21 grams director
20 people

7 Golden Globe nomination
6 families
5 times I looked at my watch
4 intertwined stories - Morocco boys with guns / Mexican nanny with children / American husband with gun shot wife / Japanese dumb girl with sexual needs 3 countries (Morocco, Mexico and Japan)
2 tits exposed (by rising Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi)
1 excellent actress wasted (Cate Blanchett)
1 excellent actress discovered (Adriana Barraza playing the nanny)
1 Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama)
1 disappointing movie (possibly due to overly high expectations) , and
1 crash wannabe

Babel – Ambitious but one story too much

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