Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Babel Sickens Japanese Audience

The movie Bale, starring Brad Pitt, contains scenes with effects that have apparently sickened Japanese audiences. Because of this strange phenomenon, the distributors of the film in Japan have issued a warning that the film may cause nausea when watched. It's a mystery why the Japanese are the only ones affected. Babel is popular in Japan because of the participation of Rinko Kikuchi (top; Babel movie still), who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. Kikuchi, 26, played a deaf and frustrated Tokyo schoolgirl. Babel is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. It is the story of people connected by events in Africa. It is definitely not a feel-good movie (especially for the Japanese).

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