Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto
Runtime: 2h 23m
“I’m not bad I just did something stupid.”
Babel‘s immersive story sends us on a trip to Morocco, Japan, Mexico, and The United States. The plot follows four main story lines that are all linked by a .270 Winchester M70 rifle. A husband and wife, played by Pitt and Blanchett, on vacation in Morocco, a small family in the Moroccan desert, two children and their nanny in San Diego and Mexico, and a young deaf woman in Japan. The screenplay is seamlessly spliced between these story arcs and tracks a non-linear timeline. Through times of violence and regret, each character is learning how to grow from their mistakes.