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Children of Men

R

22 Sep 2006

1 hr 49 min

Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

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The future's a thing of the past.
In the year 2027, the youngest person on earth, an 18-year old boy has just died and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. All hope to save the world of a total collapse rests on the shoulders of the unlikely hero Theo (Clive Owen).

Alfonso Cuarón shows in this riveting action thriller a disconcerting picture of the future. Children of Men also stars Julianne Moore as the leader of an underground opposition group and Michael Caine as Jasper.

Details

Status: Released
Countries: United Kingdom, USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 71 nominations.
Budget: $76M

Production

Armyan Bernstein (Executive Producer)
Pablo Casacuberta (Producer)
Thomas A. Bliss (Executive Producer)
Marc Abraham (Producer)
Eric Newman (Producer)
Kristel Laiblin (Producer)
Hilary Shor (Producer)
Iain Smith (Producer)

Writing

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Acting

Clive Owen (as Theo Faron)
Michael Caine (as Jasper)
Julianne Moore (as Julian)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (as Luke)
Charlie Hunnam (as Patric)
Clare-Hope Ashitey (as Kee)
Danny Huston (as Nigel)
Pam Ferris (as Miriam)
Peter Mullan (as Syd)
Paul Sharma (as Ian)
Oana Pellea (as Marichka)
Jacek Koman (as Tomasz)
Juan Gabriel Yacuzzi (as Baby Diego)
Mishal Husain (as Newsreader)
Rob Curling (as Newsreader)
Maria McErlane (as Shirley)
Michael Haughey (as Mr. Griffiths)
Tehmina Sunny (as Zara)
Michael Klesic (as Rado)
Ilario Bisi-Pedro (as Cigar Man)
Caroline Lena Olsson (as Caroline)
Dhaffer L'Abidine (as Dhafer)
Jon Chevalier (as Café Customer)
Kim Fenton (as Café Customer)
Chris Gilbert (as Café Customer)
Phoebe Hawthorne (as Café Customer)
Atalanta White (as Café Customer)
Laurence Woodbridge (as Café Customer)
Miriam Karlin (as Caged German Grandmother)
Philippa Urquhart (as Janice)
Jody Halse (as Immigration Policeman)
Martina Messing (as Birgit)
Simon Poland (as Preacher Trafalgar Square)
Barnaby Edwards (as Ministry Official)
Ed Westwick (as Alex)
Valerie Griffiths (as Dog Track Woman)
Gary Hoptrough (as Simon)
Rob Inch (as Road Traffic Police)
Jamie Kenna (as Road Traffic Police)
Maurice Lee (as Samir)
Bruno Ouvrard (as Bruno)
Denise Mack (as Emily)
Joy Richardson (as Joy)
Milenka James (as Milenka)
Somi De Souza (as Somi)
Francisco Labbe (as Francisco)
Thorston Manderlay (as Thorston)
Georgia Goodman (as Georgette)
Dorothy Grumbar (as German Bus Passenger)
Barry Martin (as German Bus Passenger)
Keith Dunphy (as Bexhill Immigration Officer)
Raymond Trickitt (as Bexhill Immigration Officer)
Nabil Shaban (as Bexhill Market Hustler)
Goran Kostić (as Bexhill Market Hustler)
Faruk Pruti (as Sirdjan)
Yolanda Vazquez (as Spanish Woman)
Andrew Brooke (as Soldier)
David Olawale Ayinde (as African Slave (uncredited))
Andy Callaghan (as Riot Policeman · Soldier (uncredited))
Ray Donn (as Soldier (uncredited))
Forbes KB (as Elite Soldier (uncredited))
P.D. James (as Café Customer (uncredited))
João Costa Menezes (as Terrorist (uncredited))
Vidal Sancho (as Basque Rebel (uncredited))
John Warman (as Taxi Driver (uncredited))
Yana Yanezic (as Woman (uncredited))
Rebecca Howard (as Cafe Customer)

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Reviews

8.3 · Enthralling, haunting, brilliant
Intriguing movie, set in a dystopian near-future, where for unknown reasons humanity has become infertile. The movie is shot in a very realistic, serious and bleak view. The cinematography stands out as truly amazing and emerges you right into the action. There are a few scenes over 4 minutes long that are shot in one single take, while total mayhem falls upon the main characters.

Has a nice reference to Pink Floyd's album Animals.

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