Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Written by Guillermo Arriaga
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography by Rodrgo Prieto
Brad Pitt as Richard
Cate Blanchett as Susan
Gael Garcia Bernal as Santiago
Elle Fanning as Debbie
Nathan Gamble as Mike
Adriana Baraza as Amelia
Kôji Yakusho as Yasujiro Wataya
Rinko Kikuchi as Chieko Wataya
Babel was nominated for 7 Oscars , winning one
Best Motion Picture of the Year- Lost to the Departed
• Alejandro G. Iñárritu
• Jon Kilik
• Steve Golin
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Lost to Jennifer Hudson
• Adriana Barraza
• Rinko Kikuchi
Best Achievement in Directing- Lost to Martin Scorsese
• Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Best Writing, Original Screenplay- Lost to Little miss Sunshine
• Guillermo Arriaga
Best Achievement in Film Editing- Lost to The Departed
• Douglas Crise
• Stephen Mirrione
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score- Won
Re-watched this movie yesterday and once again was blown away at how amazing it is . I think this is easily Alejandros best film and one of the best films of 2007 for sure, for me it would have been between this and Little Miss Sunshine for Best Picture that year.
This films follows a gun that is passed down from a Japanese hunter who has a strained relationship with his deaf daughter due to the recent suicide of her mother to a Moroccan man who’s children are supposed to use it to protect their flock of sheep, the boys are playing around with the gun and accidently shoot Susan thus forcing her husband to try and help her while being stranded in a Moroccan village. Meanwhile their children are being watched over by Amelia who doesn’t want to miss her son’s wedding so she decides to take the little children to Mexico with the help of her Nephew Santiago.
The film deals with issues of loss, grief, Helplessness and language. This film is a a devastating story about how one personas actions can affect a multitude of people across the globe. Babel is the third part in Alejandos Death trilogy along with Ammores perros and 21 Grams. It was his last film with Guillermo Arriaga due to a falling out while filming. This film marked the first time a Mexican born director was nominated for Best Director at both the Oscars and the DGA and Alejandro won best Director at Cannes making him the first there as well.
I love this film, I love the acting, I love the score.. What are your thoughts.
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