15 certificateBabel is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Babel is a 4 star programme

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Babel (2006)

Directed by
Alejandro González Iñárritu

An American couple (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, pictured) vacationing in Morocco are caught up in a political maelstrom when the wife is accidentally shot by a young boy herding goats. Back in the US, the couple's children travel to Mexico with their housekeeper and her nephew (Gael García Bernal) to attend her son's wedding, but encounter difficulties upon re-crossing the border. In Japan, a deaf teenage girl (Rinko Kikuchi) struggles to connect with her father in the aftermath of her mother's suicide and attempts to use her sexuality to gain the love she craves.

Released in 2006, this multi-narrative drama is in the vein of director Alejandro González Iñárritu's earlier films Amores Perros and 21 Grams. Once again the director demonstrates how apparently disparate lives are interconnected. A plethora of powerhouse performances, including Oscar-nominated turns from breakout star Kikuchi and Adriana Barraza as Mexican housekeeper Amelia, keep the audience involved as the story crosses back and forth between continents and characters.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 160 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: France/USA/Mexico

Filmed in Colour


Image for Brad PittBrad Pitt...Richard Jones
Image for Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett...Susan Jones
Mohamed Akhzam...Anwar
Peter Wight...Tom
Image for Harriet WalterHarriet Walter...Lilly
Trevor Martin...Douglas
Matyelok Gibbs...Elyse
Georges Bousquet...Robert
Claudine Acs...Jane
André Oumansky...Walter
Michael Maloney...James
Dermot Crowley...Barth
Wendy Nottingham...Tourist
Henry Maratray...Tourist
Linda Broughton...Tourist
Image for Rinko KikuchiRinko Kikuchi...Chieko Wataya
Boubker Ait El Caid...Yussef
Said Tarchani...Ahmed