The story of Babel comes from the Bible, and the film Babel is just a new story which bases on it. However, the film talks about another thing which can make people think about their positions where they are standing on. It was nominated in the selection of the Academy Award last year. Associating with this film’s structure, style and the story itself, I do believe the film Babel can surely have achieved such great success.
In short, the film is divided into four parts: the American couple, the shooter kid, the Japanese girl, the two American children’s nurserymaid brings them to her son’s wedding in Mexico. Each of the stories is close to the other, and the cause of each story is from people’s distrust and misunderstandings.
The American couple is a good representation of the riches. The American occupy 40% gas of this world. They are so rich that they don’t need to worry about their substantial life. Schopenhaue once said, people will never stop pursueing a objective however it is tangible or intangible. When the American have been rich enough, they begin to look forward to satisfying their mental life. Nevertheless, because of their wealth satisfaction, they find themselves more difficult to communicate with others. As a result, they are self-centered and lonely. After being shot, the wife in the film couldn’t believe an old woman in the villiage who was trying to help her. It’s just because of her distrust and prejudice.
In Morocco, the two brothers accidentally shot the American also because of their distrust to each other. They always quarreled. At the beginning of the story, they both wanted to carry the gun which their father bought. Afterwards, the elder brother didn’t believe his brother could shoot as far as 3 miles, but his brother made it. Therefore, what happened next is inevitable.
Let’s see the Japanese girl who is also very affluent, but lacking communications with the other people. She is mute and her mother commited suicide. Without her...