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Director:
Writers:
Alain Chabat (original idea)
Thomas Balmès (adaptation)
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Release Date:
7 May 2010 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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NewsDesk:
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'Gift Shop,' 'Inside Job' Make Oscar Doc Shortlist
 (From The Wrap. 18 November 2010, 12:39 PM, PST)

Arthouse Audit: Barely-Limited 'Babies' Burps Loudest
 (From BoxOfficeMojo.com. 10 May 2010, 4:44 PM, PDT)

Surprise: 'Babies' has a $1 million Mother's Day
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Cast

 
Bayar ... Himself
Hattie ... Herself
Mari ... Herself
Ponijao ... Herself

Directed by
Thomas Balmès 
 
Writing credits
Alain Chabat (original idea)

Thomas Balmès (adaptation)

Produced by
Thomas Balmès .... co-executive producer
Amandine Billot .... producer
Alain Chabat .... producer
Christine Rouxel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
 
Cinematography by
Jérôme Alméras (director of photography)
Frazer Bradshaw 
Steeven Petitteville (director of photography)
Eric Turpin 
 
Film Editing by
Reynald Bertrand 
Craig McKay 
 
Production Design by
Jill Coulon 
 
Production Management
Perrine Altman-Jaraud .... assistant production manager
Cyril Contejean .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Darmon .... assistant production manager
Martin Jaubert .... production manager
Susie Wise .... production manager
 
Art Department
Guillaume Lips .... colorist
 
Sound Department
Samy Bardet .... sound editor
Eric Chevallier .... dialogue editor
Brian Copenhagen .... production sound mixer
Olivier Dandré .... sound mixer
Jérôme Faurel .... first assistant sound editor
Pierre Gamet .... sound mixer
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Philippe Penot .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Roz .... titles
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Delphine Desbruères .... first assistant camera
Tim Kerns .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Pauline Casalis .... editor assistant
Erica Freed .... assistant editor
Alex Kopit .... additional assistant editor
Céline Kélépikis .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor
Paul Lavergne .... executive music producer
Aymeric Letoquart .... music editor
 
Other crew
Richard Berkeley .... location assistant
Guillaume Lips .... colorgrader
 
Thanks
Luc Besson .... thanks
James Schamus .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Bébé(s)" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout
Runtime:
79 min
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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
baby, oh, babies, 5 May 2010
Author: jordathan from United States

I just got back from a screening of this documentary that examines (sans narrative, thankfully) the first year of four babies, one from mongolia, one from tokyo, one from namibia, and one from san francisco, more accurately representing the world population than if it were four western babies.

though the film as it stands is worth watching and is an entertaining piece of cinema, it never quite reaches the moment it seems to want to build towards: the humanity of all people. it settles instead for being a cute, fluff piece for the audience to coo over with numerous "oohs" and "awwws."

don't get me wrong, though-the babies themselves are great, and watching their different personalities operating in different cultures is the driving force of the film. it's a very watchable film, just not as poignant as it could (or maybe should) have been.

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