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Babies, also known as Baby(ies) and Bébé(s), is a 2009 French documentary film by Thomas Balmès that follows four infants from birth to when they are one year old. The babies featured in the film are two from rural areas: Ponijao from Opuwo, Namibia, and Bayar from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia, as well as two from urban areas: Mari from Tokyo, Japan, and Hattie from San Francisco, USA.
If you have kids like I do this gets boring really quick. It's somewhat interesting to see the babies in other countries, it just runs it's course about 30 minutes in. I guarantee you can find more interesting video of babies on YouTube.
Skillfully shot and edited. Thoroughly engaging. Gets an extra star for hippie mom getting slapped by her baby ;)
Beautifully shot film about the early lives of four babies from four very different places: San Francisco, Namibia, Mongolia and Japan.
With no narration and no dialogue all you have to do is sit and watch each of these babies learn to interact with their environments. What that boils down to for the viewer pretty much is fizzing with cute overload, but there are some things you're left thinking about after the credits roll: specifically, how different our lives are from others around the globe, and how we might not necessarily be doing it right.
I watched it mainly as a social critic for our urban areas - very illustrative!
Babies. So Many Babies. International Babies. Babies With Cats. Babbling Babies. Babies Standing Up And Falling Over. BABIES.
"Babies" is apart from most documentaries I've seen before it. The film simply documents four infant's first year of life. There is absolutely zero narration throughout the 79 minute doc and director Thomas Balmes does not drive home any one point about babies or parenting. There is no position or reasoning behind the film other than seeing four unique upbringings from four infants around the world.
Despite the fact that there is no resounding message behind "Babies," the film is very thoughtful and does an excellent job at illustrating the different and at times alarming upbringings of the four babies filmed. The footage following both Bayar in Mongolia and Ponijao in Namibia is by far the most compelling. In the…
It’s a movie with cute, goofy, and often disgusting babies. It’s interesting comparing cultures of the four countries they pick to follow the babies, but really it was aimless. It has some beautiful cinematography, but really this wasn’t all that much better than something you might see on TLC.
It's called "babies" what do you expect?
Needs more of a plot to work for me. Just beautiful babies isn't quite enough.
Great documentary. No words. Follow 4 babies in Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and USA
cute,funny and very (!) interesting
My Frenchton dog enjoyed the crying and cooing babies.
I don't like to admit it, but I did watch this more or less on purpose.
"This isn't a movie. It's a screensaver." said, Sean Burns about the movie.
Great pictures, lot to think - and enjoy!
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