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Uniform Title Babel (Motion picture : 2006)
Title Babel [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Paramount Vantage present ; an Anonymous Content production, una produccíon de Zeta Film, a Central Films production ; directed and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu ; written by Guillermo Arriaga ; produced by Jon Kilik, Steve Golin.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]

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Description 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the idea by Guillermo Arriaga and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Credits Director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto ; edited by, Stephen Mirrione ; music by, Gustavo Santaolalla ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; production designer, Brigitte Broch ; visual effects supervisor, Lon Molnar.
Cast Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Mustapha Rachidi.
Summary A wealthy American is touring Morocco with his wife. The two become the focus of an international incident also involving a poor Moroccan farmer who is struggling to keep his two young sons in line and his family together. A San Diego nanny, with her employers absent, makes the disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother. It's about a gun. It's about communication--or the lack of it--both intercultural and intracultural. Raises issues like terrorism and immigration, and is as basic as husbands talking to their wives and parents understanding their children.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Chiefly English dialogue ; also includes Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese sign language, Berber, with optional soundtrack in French, optional English or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Awards Cannes Film Festival for Best Director, 2006, Alejandro González Iñárritu ; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Alejandro González Iñárritu) ; Technical Grand Prize (Stephen Mirrione)
Subject Tourists -- Drama.
Americans -- Morocco -- Drama
Farmers -- Morocco -- Drama.
Firearms -- Morocco -- Drama.
Nannies -- California -- San Diego -- Drama.
Deaf -- Japan -- Drama.
Fathers and daughters -- Japan -- Drama.
Communication -- Drama.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Golin, Steve
González Iñárritu, Alejandro.
Kilik, Jon.
Arriaga Jordán, Guillermo, 1958-
Pitt, Brad, 1963-
Blanchett, Cate, 1969-
García Bernal, Gael, 1978-
Yakusho, Kōji.
Barraza, Adriana, 1956-
Kikuchi, Rinko, 1981-
Rachidi, Mustapha
Prieto, Rodrigo.
Santaolalla, Gustavo.
Mirrione, Stephen, 1969-
Anonymous Content (Firm)
Central Films (France)
Dune Films
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Zeta Films.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415728550
9781415728550
Standard No. 097363459842
Music No. 34598 Paramount Home Entertainment

 
    
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