Embedded with intense situations and charged emotions, this complex drama interweaves four stories, all connected by a single gun, that converge at the end and reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truly aren't all that different.
In Morocco, a troubled married couple are on vacation trying to work out their differences. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons so they can keep the jackals away from his herd.
A girl in Japan dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among many other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis of Tokyo, Japan.
Then, on the opposite side of the world the married couple's Mexican nanny takes the couple's 2 children with her to her son's wedding in Mexico, only to be faced with nightmarish trouble on the return trip.
These masterfully interwoven tales combine into an intense and vibrant quilt of human emotion, relationships, struggles and ultimately, of oneness and unity. Let's celebrate how interconnected and similar we are, under all the diversity' – this is the inspirational message that stands out in this movie.
Did you know?
Director of photography Rodrigo Prieto encountered a problem while filming a track shot where Richard and the villagers carry the wounded Susan to the top of a steep hill: he tried running backwards to get the shot, but each time he tripped, often falling. However, director Alejandro González Iñárritu ruled out using a Steadicam and insisted on hand-held camera work. Finally, key grip Joseph Dianda came up with a solution: Prieto filmed the shot while seated in a hotel chair carried by four grips. The resulting footage became known to crew members as "The Joey Chair Shot". Read More