Sunday, October 11, 2009

Review - Babel

I know that heavy drama is not everybody's forte...and this movie is kinda out-dated (meaning not this year's la) but from my point of view...sometimes people need to see heavy drama as to get a gist of what other people are going thru in their lives...

Babel is one of the best movie i had ever watched...if you are familiar with the equation 'SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION' i bet you'll like the inter-connection between each characters thruout the movie...

The movie was split into several main characters and situations...there's a mexican maid...the american couple...the arabic family...the deaf/ mute japanese girl...each characters are interconnected and what they do in their life will subsequently affect one another...interesting concept?

The movie started off with the arabic family getting a rifle from their friend to be used in controlling the sheeps...it was the kids who were using it to control the sheep and while they were at it, they done a test shot of shooting anything in sight...all hell break loose when they decided to test one another to shoot the moving tour bus....little did the boy know that he had accidentally shot the wife of the american couple...

The American couple are in Lebanon for vacation to mend their drifting marriage when the wife was shot in the moving tour bus....the bus had to detour to a small village where the hospital was 2 hours away from the village...the husband call back to america to tell his maid that he wont be able to be back on time as the wife was shot...and required the maid to stay for another day to take care of the children...

The maid was going to his son's wedding in Mexico when she got a call from the american husband the they had to extend their stay and won't be able to get back before she can leave to her son's wedding...being a mother, she don't want to miss her son's wedding and since she can't find another to take care of the children...she took them with her to mexico drove by her nephew to the wedding...on their way back at the mexico/america border, they ran into trouble as the nephew had been drinking and refused to be checked so he drove away out of the police's site and asked the maid and the children to get off from the car in the middle of the desert as he is trying to run away from the police...the police found the maid and take her in for questioning...the police called the american couple...the american government found out that the maid had been working illegally in america and will be sent home to mexico eventho american couple are not going to press charges...

The american couple were still waiting for the paramedics to arrive in the small village while the local police are questioning the local people about the shooting...one of the local family was badly beaten down by the police in order to know who shot the american couples...the beaten down guy was said he already gave the rifle away and he actually got the rifle from a Japanese guy as a present....

The Japanese guy have a mute/ deaf daughter who crave for attention from others...she tried to get people to get intimate with her but always been rejected as she was too forward and sometimes because of her OKUness...Japanese police had been coming to her house to question her father regarding the rifle when the girl decided to call the younger police officer alone to the apartment alone as she tried to get him to be intimate with her, only to be rejected again...she broke down and cried and being comforted by the police officer....

FINALE -
In Lebanon : the arabic boys and father were tracked down in the desert and one of the boys was shot to death....
In Small Village : the paramedics are there with a helicopter and the wife was taken away to the hospital whereas the american couple put aside their differences...
In Mexico : the maid was back to her hometown greeted by her newly married son...
In Japan : the deaf/ mute girl reconcile with her father....

In short, it is all triggered by the Japanese guy giving the rifle to the arab guy who gave it to his friend who give it to his son who shot the american couple that compelled them to extend their travel to make the maid had to take the children to mexico with her only to be in a deep trouble because of it....wow....one action can lead to another...this is actually the truth...and it made me realise that every single thing that i have done now (even while writing this entry) can actually affect some others life...that is as we called it

'SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION'

ajie
10:44 a.m
12 October 2009
PUTRAJAYA

2 comments:

marmalade said...

watched it because of brad pitt and cate blanchett =) love them to bits, especially in the curious case of benjamin button.

muhamadakmalwahab said...

i watch it becoz of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (the director)...he is considered an avant-garde director along alfonso quaron, giuseppe tornatore, pedro almodavar, catherine breillat, just to name a few...i love their movies...