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.

5.

YUSSEF:

There's a jackal over there.

Ahmed raises his head but cannot see it. Yussef points at

it, but Ahmed still cannot locate it. Yussef despairs.

YUSSEF (CONT'D)

Over there.

Ahmed finally spots it. He loads the rifle, but when he is

about to aim, the rifle fires. The shot hits amidst the

goats, lifting up a small cloud of dust.

YUSSEF (CONT'D)

What are you doing, you idiot?

The jackal flees, terrified, while the goats scamper in

different directions.

11 EXT. DESERT -- LATER

Both brothers are sitting under a tree, eating bread and

drinking water from a goatskin canteen.

YUSSEF:

Zora doesn't mind.

Ahmed keeps eating without turning to look at his brother.

AHMED:

She doesn't, but I do.

YUSSEF:

This is between her and me.

AHMED:

You're both pigs. Next time I'm

going to tell my dad.

YUSSEF:

Stay out of this.

AHMED:

If you want me to stay out of it,

don't do it.

Yussef gets annoyed, stand up and leaves.

12 EXT. DESERT -- DAY

The brothers are sitting apart from each other. Ahmed guards

the goats with the rifle on his lap.

After a while, Yussef goes to sit behind a large rock. He

makes sure his brother isn't watching and he pulls his pants

down to start masturbating.

6.

When he is at his most concentrated, a shot rings out and

startles him. He quickly pulls his pants up and another

shot rings out. Yussef gets up to see what his brother is

doing.

Ahmed is aiming the rifle at a rock some two hundred yards

away. He fires a third time.

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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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