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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Brad Pitt
Cate Blanchett

Gael Garcia Bernal
Adriana Barraza
Directors
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Screenwriters
Guillermo Arriaga
Running Time
143 minutes

Babel
Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett are moving in this thoughtful international drama.


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Babel

Plot
In Morocco, two goat herders go on the lam while a holidaying man (Pitt) tries to save his wife’s (Blanchett) life. In San Diego, a nanny (Barraza) skips town with her charges as, in Japan, a deaf-mute schoolgirl (Rinko Kikuchi) tries to lose her virginity.


Verdict
It may be too slow for some tastes, but Babel remains emotionally bruising but compulsive viewing.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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