The Aristocrats
Öga rött, Ett

Babel (2006)
France / English
"If You Want to be Understood...Listen "
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Brad Pitt Richard
Cate Blanchett Susan
Mohamed Akhzam Anwar
Peter Wight Tom
Harriet 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 #1
Henry Maratray Tourist #2
Linda Broughton Tourist #3
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer: Steve Golin,Alejandro González Iñárritu,Jon Kilik
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga,Guillermo Arriaga
interesting, complex tale
The film opens in the Moroccan desert: an elderly tribesman trades a high-powered rifle to a goat herder for 500 diram & a goat. He hands the rifle to his two young sons and tells them to kill jackals with it, to protect the herd. As practice, the start shooting at rocks, a car passing on the hill below, and finally a bus. That's the only thing they manage to hit, putting a bullet through the shoulder of a tourist. In the middle of nowhere, there's no medical help, and no one wants to wait with the injured person except her husband. That's the setup of this complex, challenging film. It splits into four related stories, one in Japan, two in Morocco, and the last in California, where a housekeeper has to get to her son's wedding in Mexico, but has no one to watch the two children in her care. She decides to take them along, and of course things go sour. A good cast, great acting, fine cinematography, and expert direction make this film well worth watching. It's not for everyone, but for people who are ready to see deliberately paced low-key thriller, this is one good film. The split story line is reminiscent of "Syriana," but in no way copies it.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:2
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.7
Musician: Gustavo Santaolalla
Running time: 143 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2