Gattaca

Gattaca (1997)

Genres - Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Arthouse Science Fiction Film, Biopunk, Dystopian Film  |   Release Date - Sep 7, 1997  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan Arkin appearing in supporting roles. The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. The film centers on Vincent Freeman, played by Hawke, who was conceived outside the eugenics program and struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of traveling into space.

The movie draws on concerns over reproductive technologies which facilitate eugenics, and the possible consequences of such technological developments for society. It also explores the idea of destiny and the ways in which it can and does govern lives. Characters in Gattaca continually battle both with society and with themselves to find their place in the world and who they are destined to be according to their genes.

The film's title is based on the first letters of guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. It was a 1997 nominee for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

The film flopped at the box office, but it received generally positive reviews and has since gained a cult following.

Movie Info

Budget

$36,000,000

Box Office

$12,532,777

Tags

Blood Sample, Cult, Dark, Dna, Dystopia, Espionage, Eugenics, Exercise, Fake Identity, Genetics, Independent, Investigation, Mind-Bending/Experimental, New Identity, Paraplegic, Space Mission, Technology

Attributes

Filming Location: San Diego

Alternate Titles

Bienvenue à Gattaca
CA, FR
Der Orchideendieb
DE
Gataka
LT, RS
Gattaca
AR, AU, AT, CA, DK, FI, DE, GR, HU, IN, ID, PT, SG, ES, AE, GB, US
Gattaca - A Experiência Genética
BR
Gattaca - La porta dell'universo
IT
Gattaca - szok przyszłości
PL
Gattaca: Experimento genético
AR, MX
Ma Kara B'Gattaca
IL
The Eighth Day
US
Γκάτακα
GR
Гатака
BG, RS
Гаттака
RU, UA
ガタカ
JP
千鈞一髮
TW
千钧一发
CN
가타카
KR