Sunday, December 03, 2006


dramatic movie directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga.

All four stories in this movie, focus on how everybody's forms of communication, whether its language or their behavior shaped by their experiences, are a source of conflict and turmoil. Misunderstandings seem to be the downfall of all the major characters.

Richard and Susan (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett). were vacationing in Morocco to escape their own marital woes. It appears the sudden death of their infant son, suggested to be SIDS, has caused a strain on their marriage as they cannot communicate their frustration, guilt, and blame to each other.while they on the tour
bus, on the Morrocan road, the bullet from nowhere, shoot Susan, on the chest.
she's bleeding, and the bus is too far from hospital.

In parallel, we see a rebellious deaf-mute Japanese teenage girl, Chieko (Rinko Kikuchi),she feel so weird, nobody except her best friend, and she needed someone to love, cause the boy always avoid her, when they now about her deaf-mute.
She even goes so far as to try to seduce a police detective, Kenji (Satoshi Nikaido), who visits the house to question Chieko's father, Yasujiro (Kôji Yakusho), about his gun. It turns out Yasujiro is an avid hunter who once went hunting in Morocco and gave his rifle to his tour guide, Hassan.

We also see Richard and Susan's Mexican nanny, Amelia (Adriana Barraza), taking care of their two young children while the couple is stranded in Morocco. she takes them to her son's wedding in Mexico. On the way back her nephew Santiago (Gael García Bernal) drives back after having a couple of drinks. When returning and passing the border checkpoint the customs agent is rude and abusive, however between being drunk, misunderstandings due to language complications and the fact that the nanny has no permission slip, they are searched and are motioned to pull over to the next parking lot. Santiago decides to flee and later drops Amelia and the children off in the desert, so he can safely get rid of the police chasing him. He never makes it back and Amelia and children are left stranded in the desert.

This cinema,is brightfully with moviestars like Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Kôji Yakusho, and Gael García Bernal. The film was first screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The movie was also shown to audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Zagreb Film Festival.