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Babel / 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.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Degenstein.
  • 15 of 17 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

Current holds

0 current holds with 17 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Degenstein Community Library DVF BABEL (Text) 35031301178880 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415728550
  • ISBN: 9781415728550
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen edition.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Videodisc release of the 2006 motion picture.
Based on the idea by Guillermo Arriaga and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Mustapha Rachidi.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Dialogue in English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Awards Note:
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: Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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