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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:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
'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
 (From Hitfix. 10 May 2010, 10:22 AM, PDT)

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Babies: A Sociocultural Documentary See more (26 total) »

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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Babies: A Sociocultural Documentary, 8 May 2010
Author: hauntedmemories17 from United States

I just got back from seeing Babies (Bebes) at my local movie theater. It examines the first year of four babies' lives in four diverse nations. There was no narration, which was a blessing, and nothing was translated. Thus, it was a true look at these babies' lives without any apparent biases, mistranslations, etc. I felt like I was back in my sociocultural ethnography class in college learning to view without judging and learn from each group. I would have liked more cohesion or purpose and the film may have been better if it had had a culminating milestone for each child at the end, but what was there was very good.

If you can appreciate other cultures for what they are and go in without judgment, this is a documentary for you. It also has extreme elements of cuteness, so if you want the "aww" factor, this may be a good movie for you. Unfortunately quite a few viewers in my audience were close minded and had a hard time viewing the film without making comments about what they viewed as poor parenting, so that is something to watch for if you go to see it in the theater.

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