Thursday, April 30, 2009

BABEL (2006)

It’s regarded as one of the best films of 2006, directed by Alejendro Gonzalez Inarritu & has won many awards including the Golden Globe for the Best Film of the year. Inarritu has celebrated the idea of humanity & individual indifference towards the maps & barriers made by politics of nations here.

While testing the range of new rifle given by their father two teenager Moroccan boys accidentally hit the bullet to an American women traveling in a tourist bus. It would spoil the spirit of the film if I reveal anything further. It’s my first film of Director Alejendro Gonzalez Inarritu. He has focused the theme over various faces of individual struggle against the fate, circumstances, chances, cross border- political misinterpretations & basic instincts with different characters submerging in a single plot. The Director has done fine blending of multi- culture characters & highlighted the family lives of four different cultures in today’s life with Moroccan, Mexican, American & Japanese characters & set-up.
The film has good cast- Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal. Brad Pitt again proves that he’s not only handsome but wonderful actor too with his balanced nuanced act of struggling family man. But it’s the surprisingly impressive & natural performance of Adriana Barraza as house servant Amelia which steals the show.

Although the film is long & bit slow, the inter connectivity of plot is impressive. The film is lacking tight editing as certain scenes of the film are too lagging & so it required lot of patience to watch it. The camera work is really refreshing. Watch some finest extreme wide shots of Morocco valley in the beginning.



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