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Children of Men

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Children of Men


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London, 2027. Humanity has become infertile and no child has been born for 18 years. Science is at loss to explain the reason. Immigration is a crime and refugees are caged like animals. African and East European societies have collapsed and their dwindling populations are migrating toward England and other wealthy nations. Torn apart by nuclear fallout, rampant terrorism and political rebellion. In this climate of nationalistic violence, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat Theo Faron, joins forces with Julian, his revolutionary ex-wife, in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously became pregnant. These three set out on a desperate struggle to deliver the world's only pregnant woman to the Human Project with hope that they can discover the cure for global infertility. As they carefully navigate between the battling forces of military police and a pro-immigration insurgency this small group must endure a death-defying ordeal of urban warfare.
Title: Children of men
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, Universal Pictures,, 2007
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit and Run Productions, a film by Alfonso Cuarón ; produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Hilary Shor, Iain Smith, Tony Smith ; screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby ; directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Notes: Based on the book by P.D. James
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
Special features: 'The possibility of hope' : Alfonso Cuarón's documentary on how the revolutionary themes in 'Children of men' relate to our modern-day society ; 'Under attack' : discover how the filmmakers created the film's most dangerous scenes ; 'Children of men' comments by Slavoj Zizek ; Deleted scenes; 'Theo & Julian' : get the inside story from Clive Owen and Julianne Moore ; Futuristic design : from concept to creation, see how director Alfonso Cuarón's dynamic vision of the future was brought to life
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Summary: London, 2027. Humanity has become infertile and no child has been born for 18 years. Science is at loss to explain the reason. Immigration is a crime and refugees are caged like animals. African and East European societies have collapsed and their dwindling populations are migrating toward England and other wealthy nations. Torn apart by nuclear fallout, rampant terrorism and political rebellion. In this climate of nationalistic violence, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat Theo Faron, joins forces with Julian, his revolutionary ex-wife, in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously became pregnant. These three set out on a desperate struggle to deliver the world's only pregnant woman to the Human Project with hope that they can discover the cure for global infertility. As they carefully navigate between the battling forces of military police and a pro-immigration insurgency this small group must endure a death-defying ordeal of urban warfare.
Awards & Distinctions: Venice Film Festival, 2006: Golden Osella - Outstanding Technical Contribution (Emmanuel Lubezki) ; Laterna Magica Prize (Alfonso Cuarón)
Branch Call Number: DVD Action CHILDREN
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The movie is symbolic and from the comments it seems that the public does not understand symblic messages. The infertile humanity in this case means a decadent human race, which cannot continue anymore living the selfish way it has so far. In the end a new type of better man, who is not "infertile" goes forward into the future of the world on a ship named "Future." In fact, the new type of man has been visioned in the Holy books, which also are symbolic in their messages, which the crowd did not get the meaning of. In more fact, in 2003 in the French broadcast of RadioCanada, in "The Years of Light" scientific program there was mention of a report by an American "Bio-Ethics Commission" of Bush Jr., and in that report they outlined plans of genetic modification of the human race, and the creation of a perfected new worker breed, using bio-technolgy. The new race will replace gradually the present selfish and emotional commoners. So this is the new "fertile" human that goes forward into the future of the earth. This is really the meaning of the movie.

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  • velloxal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good action movie

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  • nickeldime rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Post-apocalyptic film where the first baby in 18 years is born. Great cinematography and a great role for Clive Owen. I couldn't stop watching! Makes me want to read the book now!

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  • 2101kol rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is a disaster film with a good plot especially the fact it has been 18 years since the birth of a human child.

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  • modestgoddess rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good movie - very interesting look at possible dystopian future for humanity. Often you get a good movie from a good book, & P.D. James is an excellent writer. Agree with Monolith, below - definitely grim & grey, not light uplifting fare. manolop3's comment is too funny for words - a rating system for raters! bwahahahahahaha

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  • manolop3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

GREAT movie. Explores rich themes about life, death, hope, and humanity's unending struggle. If you give this movie 4 stars, you have some learning to do, and should stop watching Transformer or Twilight movies. If you give this movie 3 stars or less, you are DUMB some and there is no hope for you. If you If you give this movie 5 stars, you are WISE, and not just a cog in the machine.

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  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Grim, grey, dystopian post-apocalyptic film. Solid role for Clive Owen. Cameos (basically) from Michael Caine, Julianne Moore. Dismally conceivable.

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  • biblioholic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very different from P.D. James' book. But like the book, makes you think. What if we, as a species, were to end not by apocalypse, not by plague or violence, but by being unable to procreate. What happens to our minds and our institutions when that aspect of life ceases? What becomes of us when childhood slowly disappears? You never think what you are made of, as a person, until what you are made of is taken away.

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  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a good movie that i have added to my collection and watched on my HOMETHEATER! But it's the camera work an story that i really enjoyed most about this film. There's one scene where the camera's inside the car while the characters are trying to avoid trouble. The camera's view, as well as the sound, which places the voices in different speakers, makes this scene more intense. I also liked the explosion just as the main character walks out of a shop after watching the news. But i have to say my favorite scene for sound comes when the army of men began shooting. This movie is more about the story than sound and visuals and i enjoyed it. I'm giving this movie 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!! Great photography, a good cast, a good story, and good sound. A large steak, carrots, green peas, mashed potatoes, corn bread, and a large shake.

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  • marvelboy888 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An absolutely outstanding, unique, and totally engaging post-apocalyptic science fiction film. Sticks in you're mind like glue and never lets go.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jasper: "Pull my finger."

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Theodore Faron: Julian? I haven't seen you in twenty years. You look good. The picture the police have of you doesn't do you justice. Julian Taylor: What do the police know about justice?

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Theodore Faron: Who's the father? Kee: Whiffet! I'm a virgin. Nah! Be great, though, wouldn't it? F**k knows. I don't know half the wankers' names.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Miriam: As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices.

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