Babel [videorecording] / 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.

Video/Projected medium
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Berber (Other)
Widescreen ed.
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2007.
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Summary note
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.
Based on the idea by Guillermo Arriaga and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Creation/​Production credits
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.
Target audience
MPAA rating: R; for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Cannes Film Festival for Best Director, 2006, Alejandro González Iñárritu ; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Alejandro González Iñárritu) ; Technical Grand Prize (Stephen Mirrione)
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Language note
  • Closed-captioned.
  • Chiefly English dialogue; also includes Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese sign language, Berber, with optional soundtrack in French; subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
  • 1415728550
  • 9781415728550
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Universal Product Code
  • 097363459842
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