• Publication date: April 29, 2013

Babel

Four individuals of drastically different backgrounds and locations are tied together by one shepherd's rifle.

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 2006

MBC 2:

December 22, 2015 10:15 (KSA) ~ December 22, 2015 09:15 (CLT)

Babel follows a gun, non-sequentially, from its Japanese owner to a Moroccan shepherd.  The Japanese man, Yasujiro (KōjiYakusho) gave the gun to his hunting guide as a gift, which then wound up in the hands of his neighbor's children. The kids are reckless with the gun, and accidentally shoot a bystander; this triggers a series of events on multiple continents that inadvertently affects otherwise unconnected individuals.

The characters are widely different, ranging from a Mexican maid, an American tourist, a depressed deaf teenager, and perhaps most devastatingly, an entire Moroccan family.

Babel earned $135 million internationally, more than five times its budget.  The picture won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in addition to numerous other nominations.

Starring:

  • Brad Pitt
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Gael García Bernal
  • Adriana Barraza
  • Rinko Kikuchi
  • KōjiYakusho
  • Elle Fanning
  • Nathan Gamble
  • Mohamed Akhzam