Sunday, April 10, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #215

Movie:  Babel (Multiple Languages, 2006)

Plot: An American woman is shot accidentally in Morocco by a Moroccan boy whose father had bought the rifle from a friend who had got it as a gift from a Japanese hunter. Meanwhile, the kids of the shot lady are caught in another problem involving a gun when their caretaker takes them on a round-trip from San Diego to Mexico for her son's marriage.

  • The idea that ties up countries, languages, locations and 'guns' to narrate simple yet peculiar incidents is novel and the making is pretty interesting with a neat screenplay.
  • The nativity that the 'Moroccan father-kids' bring is brilliant. So, is that of the Mexican caretaker lady! Brad Pitt's, the deaf Japanese mute girl and the Moroccan aide to Pitt are other nice roles.
  • The photography is simple and superb; And the soul of the film's theme is Gustavo Santaolalla's stirring music.
A novel idea filmed wonderfully!

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