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Children of Men (2006)

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Release Date
• USA: Dec 29, 2006

Budget USD 116,000,000
BoxOffice: $35.3M

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity.

Running Time
1 hour, 54 minutes

Country UK, USA

Production Companies
Universal Pictures, Strike Entertainment, Hit & Run Productions, Quietus Productions Ltd.

Studio Universal Pictures

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• The Children of Men (2006)
• Children of Men (2006)

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Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Tagline: No children. No future. No hope.

Plot: CHILDREN OF MEN is not a popcorn movie. With its almost relentlessly bleak perspective on the future, Alfonso Cuarón's film doesn't make for pleasant viewing. But it's an exhilarating experience because the picture is an amazing dystopian drama that lacks all the typical trappings of the genre. Set uncomfortably close to the present, it paints a frighteningly realistic picture of the future. In 2027, every woman on earth is infertile. With the loss of the ability to have children, the world has also lost hope. Clive Owen (CLOSER) plays Theo, an Englishman attempting to make a life in a hellish world. His estranged wife (Julianne Moore) convinces him to help transport a young woman to safety. When Theo learns that the woman is pregnant, their journey takes on a significance--and a danger--he never imagined.

This is Cuarón's best film to date, a strong statement considering his wonderful HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN and Y TU MAMA TAMBIÉN. Filmed using a handheld camera, the action draws the audience close, making the horror that much more real. In addition to its remarkable car-chase scenes, the film features impressive acting. With his expressive face and voice, Owen gives a nuanced performance that ranks with the best of his career. As a reclusive hippie, Michael

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 Directed by
 Written by
Timothy J. Sexton
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story
Clive Owen
Inside Man, The Bourne Identity, Closer
Julianne Moore
The Fugitive, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia
Michael Caine
Batman Begins, The Prestige, Austin Powers in Goldmember
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Serenity, Inside Man, Love Actually
Charlie Hunnam
Cold Mountain, Hooligans, Abandon
Peter Mullan
Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, Session 9
Claire-Hope Ashitey
Shooting Dogs
 Music By
John Tavener
Battle in Heaven

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