Babel script
Babel (2006)
Synopsis: An accident connects four groups of people on three different continents: two young Moroccan goatherds, a vacationing American couple (Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett), a deaf Japanese teen and her father, and a Mexican nanny who takes her young charges across a border without parental permission.

YASIRA:

Your lunch.

Abdullah takes it and turns to his sons.

ABDULLAH:

You better kill at least three

jackals.

HASSAN:

And make sure no one sees you with

the rifle, hide it if you see someone

approach you.

Ahmed nods. Abdullah and Hassan go on their way.

6 EXT. YUSSEF AND AHMED'S HOUSE -- LATER

Yasira and Yamil are far from the house, cleaning some

goatskins stretched out on some branches.

Ahmed, with the rifle in his hands, opens the corral gate

and enters to herd them out. He calls his brother.

AHMED:

Yussef, Yussef...

4.

7 EXT. SIDE WALL, YUSSEF AND AHMED'S HOUSE -- CONTINUOUS

Yussef is squatting on the other side of the house, spying

through a crack, breathing excitedly.

8 INT. YUSSEF AND AHMED'S HOUSE -- CONTINUOUS

Zora is inside, undressing. She has a long body and her

cinnamon skin is soft and clean. Every now and then she

aims a complicit glance at the crack through which Yussef is

spying.

AHMED (O.S.)

Yussef...

Zora turns around toward where the voice is coming from.

9 EXT. YUSSEF AND AHMED'S HOUSE -- DAY

Yussef is still spying. Ahmed approaches.

AHMED:

What are you doing?

Yussef turns around and signals for him to lower his voice.

AHMED (CONT'D)

I told you not to spy on her again.

Yussef pays no attention and keeps spying. Ahmed pulls him

by the shoulder and makes him lose his balance. Yussef falls

on his ass.

AHMED (CONT'D)

I said don't spy on her.

Yussef gets up and dusts himself off.

YUSSEF:

What the hell do you care?

AHMED:

Come on, let's go.

He turns around and leaves.

10 EXT. DESERT -- DAY

The goats graze. Yussef and Ahmed watch them sitting on the

side of a hill. They look hot and bored. They both throw

stones at a small rusty can. Yussef throws one and misses.

Ahmed throws his and does. He draws a line in the ground.

AHMED:

Five to two.

A jackal is stalking the goats. Yussef spots it.

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Guillermo Arriaga

Guillermo Arriaga Jordán is a Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer. Self-defined as "a hunter who works as a writer," he is best known for his BAFTA-nominated script for 21 Grams and his ... more…

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