Babel

Continuity mistake: When the nanny is walking in the desert, she falls down. However, when she is on the ground, she is wearing shoes completely different than the ones she had been wearing the shot before.

Dandude
4

Audio problem: When the large guy from the tour bus asks Brad Pitt if his wife is ok (when Brad was walking down the stairs at the village), Brad answers without moving his mouth.

Joel Amos Gordon
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Factual error: You can see on the text message "20h48." But she receives this message during the afternoon (the time is incorrect). (00:27:35)

julien bouchard

Continuity mistake: When the father is trying to wrestle the rifle away from the son, the shot changes to the police running around frantically. If you look in the background you can see the the boy firing the rifle without the father. The shot changes again to the father wrestling with the boy for the gun.

Joel Amos Gordon

Other mistake: The boy fires a bullet on the right side of the bus, but she is shot by a bullet entering through a window on the left side where they were sitting.

Yussef: I killed the American, I was the only one who shot at you. They did nothing... nothing. Kill me, but save my brother, he did nothing... nothing. Save my brother... he did nothing.

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Question: At the hospital, Brad Pitt calls home and speaks to the caretaker. I thought she was already deported to Mexico. He tells her someone is coming to relieve her and she will be free to go to the wedding. I don't get the timeline here.

Answer: The scenes are out of chronological order - Richard called Rachel, Susan's sister, to tell her Susan has been shot. He calls Amelia, the nanny, who already knows about the shooting from Rachel, and tells her that Rachel will find someone to mind the kids. He rings later and tells her to cancel the wedding as they are still in Morocco and Rachel could not find a replacement. All this takes place before she takes the kids to Mexico and is deported.

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So did Amelia go Mexico or was that just a dream, because Brad never finds out about that and the kids missing along with Amelia?

Everything happens, but in different times. When you see Brad Pitt on the phone, that is the phone call the nanny was receiving in the beginning of the movie, before she got ready for the wedding.

Answer: I think the message at the beginning is different as he has no-one to care for the kids. In the replay at the end he says Rachel will sort out the kids. I need to listen more closely to the two messages - the were both mumbled like actors in US movies seem to do, annoyingly. I feel that the film is showing what could have happened to the kids.

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