Babylon film review: Brad Pitt can’t save this mess

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By Adam Bloodworth In the first ten minutes of Babylon, an elephant excretes faeces explosively down the camera, a woman pees on her sexual partner and partygoers are seen shovelling cocaine up their noses from a pile almost as high as the elephant. The party kicks on for another half an hour, when naked people start having sex on the dancefloor and one hedonistic partygoer takes it too far and dies, the biggest concern being how to carry him out so as to not disturb the party. They decide hauling the elephant through the main hall is a good distraction. Everything is a wild, chaotic close up….

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