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The Resource 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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

Label
Babel
Title
Babel
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • A wealthy American couple touring Morocco become the focus of an international incident involving a poor Moroccan farmer. A San Diego nanny makes a disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico while her employers are absent. 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
  • "Pain is universal ... but so is hope ... a tragic accident in Morocco sets off a chain of events that will link four groups of people, who, divided by cultural differences and vast distances will discover a shared destiny that ultimately connects them."--Container notes
  • 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
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)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use
Language note
Dialogue in English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
B3345 2007
PerformerNote
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Mustapha Rachidi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1963-
  • 1969-
  • 1978-
  • 1956-
  • 1981-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • González Iñárritu, Alejandro
  • Golin, Steve
  • Kilik, Jon
  • Arriaga Jordán, Guillermo
  • Pitt, Brad
  • Blanchett, Cate
  • García Bernal, Gael
  • Yakusho, Kōji
  • Barraza, Adriana
  • Kikuchi, Rinko
  • Rachidi, Mustapha
  • Prieto, Rodrigo
  • Santaolalla, Gustavo
  • Mirrione, Stephen
  • Anonymous Content (Firm)
  • Central Films (France)
  • Dune Films
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Vantage
  • Zeta Films
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
143
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tourists
  • Americans
  • Farmers
  • Firearms
  • Nannies
  • Deaf
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Communication
  • Feature films
  • Action and adventure films
  • Video recordings
  • DVD-Video discs
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the idea by Guillermo Arriaga and Alejandro González Iñárritu
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rifle -- Search for a babysitter -- The accident -- Volleyball game -- Guilt sick -- Crossing the border -- In need of a doctor -- Police visit -- The gun trail -- Mexican wedding -- Local medicine -- Tokyo night -- On the run -- Border patrol -- No transportation -- Seduction -- Surrender -- Lost in the desert -- Reconnecting -- The silent shout -- Deported -- Leaving the village -- Father and daughter
  • Amimi Yuguchi
  • Cumbia sobre el rio
  • Celso Peña y su Ronda Bogota
  • Mujer hermosa
  • Los Incomparables
  • La Fea
  • Banda el Recodo
  • El panchangon
  • Los Incomparables
  • El tamarindo
  • Music:
  • Los Incomparables
  • Tu me acostumbraste
  • Chavela Vargas
  • September
  • Earth, Wind and Fire
  • (Only) love can conquer hate
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • La mesa que mas aplauda (za za za)
  • Grupo CLimax y Paviso Navido Interpretada por Chalino Sanchez
  • The joker (ATFC's Aces High remix)
  • Para ques regreses
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Does he who looks for truth, deserve the truth?
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • September & The Joker (Babel Remix)
  • DJ Shinichi Osawa
  • can I be forgiven?
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Dr. Funk
  • Blade & Friends
  • Iguazu
  • El Chapo de Sinaloa ; Gabriel Ramirez
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Bibo no aozora
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Charge of the herd
  • Philip A. Scheib
  • Oh my Juliet!
  • Takashi Fujii
  • Masterpiece
  • Rip Slyme
  • Smile
Control code
77216065
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (143 min.)
Isbn
9781415728550
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Danny Mayo Collection.
Other control number
097363459842
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
34598
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)77216065
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Based on the idea by Guillermo Arriaga and Alejandro González Iñárritu
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rifle -- Search for a babysitter -- The accident -- Volleyball game -- Guilt sick -- Crossing the border -- In need of a doctor -- Police visit -- The gun trail -- Mexican wedding -- Local medicine -- Tokyo night -- On the run -- Border patrol -- No transportation -- Seduction -- Surrender -- Lost in the desert -- Reconnecting -- The silent shout -- Deported -- Leaving the village -- Father and daughter
  • Amimi Yuguchi
  • Cumbia sobre el rio
  • Celso Peña y su Ronda Bogota
  • Mujer hermosa
  • Los Incomparables
  • La Fea
  • Banda el Recodo
  • El panchangon
  • Los Incomparables
  • El tamarindo
  • Music:
  • Los Incomparables
  • Tu me acostumbraste
  • Chavela Vargas
  • September
  • Earth, Wind and Fire
  • (Only) love can conquer hate
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • La mesa que mas aplauda (za za za)
  • Grupo CLimax y Paviso Navido Interpretada por Chalino Sanchez
  • The joker (ATFC's Aces High remix)
  • Para ques regreses
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Does he who looks for truth, deserve the truth?
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • September & The Joker (Babel Remix)
  • DJ Shinichi Osawa
  • can I be forgiven?
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Dr. Funk
  • Blade & Friends
  • Iguazu
  • El Chapo de Sinaloa ; Gabriel Ramirez
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Bibo no aozora
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Charge of the herd
  • Philip A. Scheib
  • Oh my Juliet!
  • Takashi Fujii
  • Masterpiece
  • Rip Slyme
  • Smile
Control code
77216065
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (143 min.)
Isbn
9781415728550
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Danny Mayo Collection.
Other control number
097363459842
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
34598
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)77216065
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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