Children of Men (2006)
Directed by Alfonso Cuaron / Chiwetel Ejiofor / Robert Engleman / Pam Ferris / Eric Greene / Clive Owen / Julianne Moore
Genres - Drama, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller | Sub-Genres - Psychological Sci-Fi, Action Thriller | Release Date - Dec 25, 2006 (USA - Limited) | Run Time - 109 min. | Countries - United Kingdom, Japan, United States | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Y Tu Mamá También and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón returns to the helm to tell this futuristic tale in which society is without hope since humankind lost its ability to procreate. The year is 2027, and women can no longer give birth. The youngest inhabitant of the planet has just died at the age of 18, and all hope for humanity has been lost. As civilization descends into chaos, a dying world finds one last chance for survival in the form of a woman who has become inexplicably pregnant. Now, as warring nationalistic sects clash and British leaders try to maintain their totalitarian stronghold on the country, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) is brought back into the fold of activism by his guerrilla ex-wife (Julianne Moore). Reluctantly, he takes on the daunting task of escorting Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), the refugee who represents humankind's last hope for survival, out of harm's way and into the care of a mysterious organization known as The Human Project. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, and Michael Caine co-star in this adaptation of author P.D. James's gripping 1992 novel.
infertility, anarchy, chaos, pregnancy, procreation, woman
High Production Values