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Children of Men

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
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
Credits: Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; editors, Alfonso Cuarón, Alex Rodríguez ; original music by, John Tavener ; costume designer, Jany Temime ; production designers, Jim Clay, Geoffrey Kirkland ; special effects supervisor, Paul Corbould ; visual effects supervisors, Frazer Churchill, Timothy Webber.
Performers: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: Dialogue in English, French or Spanish with optional English (for the deaf and hearing impaired), Spanish or French subtitles
Subject Headings: End of the world Drama Infertility, Male Drama Twenty-first century Drama History teachers Drama Oxford (England) Drama Fertility, Human Drama Birth intervals Drama Extinction (Biology) Drama Population Drama Human rights workers England London Drama Pregnant women England London Drama London (England) Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films
Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: End of the world
Infertility, Male
Twenty-first century
History teachers
Fertility, Human
Birth intervals
Extinction (Biology)
Population
Human rights workers
Pregnant women
Publisher No: 61032513 Universal Pictures
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No children have been born for 18 years. The world is in chaos, with England a bastion of glum stability. Thought-provoking and action-packed.


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Aug 04, 2014
  • imatelly rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this movie is slow and done in the stile of 28 days latter. but surprisingly good movie.

Apr 26, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Depressing, but brilliantly directed with great acting.

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.

Jan 01, 2014
  • velloxal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good action movie

Aug 26, 2013
  • 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!

Aug 20, 2013
  • 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.

Aug 16, 2013
  • 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

Aug 16, 2013
  • 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.

Dec 17, 2012
  • 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.

May 18, 2012
  • 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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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Apr 17, 2011
  • 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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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Feb 23, 2009
  • Cheryl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Feb 23, 2009
  • Cheryl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Feb 23, 2009
  • Cheryl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jasper: "Pull my finger."

Apr 17, 2011
  • 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?

Apr 17, 2011
  • 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.

Apr 17, 2011
  • 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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Apr 16, 2011
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Apr 08, 2011
  • toby1kenobi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 22, 2010
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