Babel (2006)

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-09-08
  • User Rating: 7.171/10 from 3140 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 23min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: France, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, United States of America
  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
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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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  • Brad Pitt

    as Richard Jones
  • Cate Blanchett

    as Susan Jones
  • Gael García Bernal

    as Santiago
  • Adriana Barraza

    as Amelia
  • Rinko Kikuchi

    as Chieko
  • Kōji Yakusho

    as Yasujiro Wataya
  • Satoshi Nikaido

    as Kenji Mamiya
  • Harriet Walter

    as Lilly
  • Michael Maloney

    as James
  • Dermot Crowley

    as Barth
  • Peter Wight

    as Tom
  • Elle Fanning

    as Debbie Jones
  • Trevor Martin

    as Douglas
  • Aaron D. Spears

    as Officer #2
  • Alex Jennings

    as Ken Clifford
  • Mohamed Akhzam

    as Anwar
  • Matyelok Gibbs

    as Elyse
  • Claudine Acs

    as Jane
  • Michael Peña

    as John - Border Patrol
  • Jamie McBride

    as Bill - Border Patrol
  • Clifton Collins Jr.

    as Officer at Border Crossing
  • Mónica del Carmen

    as Lucia
  • Nathan Gamble

    as Mike Jones
  • André Oumansky

    as Walter
  • Wendy Nottingham

    as Tourist
  • Linda Broughton

    as Tourist
  • Lynsey Beauchamp

    as Tourist
  • Aline Mowat

    as Tourist
  • Michel Dubois

    as Tourist
  • Shirley Dixon

    as Tourist
  • Robert Fyfe

    as Tourist
  • Boubker Ait El Caid

    as Yussef
  • Said Tarchani

    as Ahmed
  • Mustapha Rachidi

    as Abdullah
  • Driss Roukhe

    as Alarid
  • Wahiba Sahmi

    as Zohra
  • Fadmael Ouali

    as Yasira
  • Abdelaziz Merzoug

    as Waiter Casbah
  • El Hassan Ait Bablal

    as Old Man in Car
  • Sfia Ait Benboullah

    as Anwar's Grandmother
  • Lhacen Znin

    as Store Owner
  • Emilio Echevarría

    as Emilio
  • Ivor Shier

    as Helicopter Pilot
  • R. D. Call

    as FBI Interrogation Officer
  • Yuko Murata

    as Mitsu
  • Qyoko Kudo

    as Mother at Dentist
  • Robert 'Bernie' Esquivel

    as Luis
  • Barbarella Pardo

    as Amelia's Daughter
  • Cynthia Montaño

    as Patricia
  • Tose Fukuda

    as Nurse at Dentist's
  • Shigemitsu Ogi

    as Dentist
  • Jane Arapawe

    as Wedding Guest
  • Shinji Suzuki

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
Crew Gerardo Albarrán Stunt Coordinator
Crew Joel Proust Stunt Coordinator
Crew Cedric Proust Stunt Coordinator
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
Crew Younes Afroukh Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Miwako Kobayashi Costume Design
Crew Tomás Guzmán Stunts
Crew Alfredo Ramírez Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Mariko Tanaka Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Mariko Tanaka Hairstylist
Crew Adrián Rivera Oliver Stunts
Crew Ignacio Arteaga Cortez Stunts