About

In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family that ultimately provides solace. In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out detonating a chain of events that wil...

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Written by

Guillermo Arriaga (Screenplay)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Idea)

Runtime

143 minutes

Country

Japan, United States of America, France, Mexico, Morocco

Language

English

Tagline

If You Want to be Understood...Listen

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#382 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Gustavo Santaolalla

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Adriana Barraza

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Guillermo Arriaga

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role