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Children of Men (2006)

US/UK 105m, Colour
Director: Alfonso Cuarón; Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston

children of menChildren of Men is a dark dramatic film based on the 1992 Phyllis Dorothy James novel of the same name about the breakdown of society caused by unexplained events resulting in almost twenty years of world-wide human infertility. Amidst a goverment crackdown on illegal immigrants and a “terrorist” uprising, a lone pregnant woman seeks to escape the chaos and find safety amidst the “Human Project” – a group of scientists based in the Azores who purportedly are still working to find a cure for infertility. Children of Men is an interesting concept which plays out in a frighteningly real dystopian environment with some dazzling continuously shot first person point of view camera work (Klaus Ming December 2011).

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4 comments on “Children of Men (2006)

  1. juergen ming
    12/15/2011

    One of the grittier and apart from the unexplained infertility, frighteningly realistic portrayal of government imposed fear regimes. If you haven’t seen it yet, the film “Blindness” is an excellent movie along the same lines. Incidentally, Julianne Moore also appears in that one.
    Jhm.

    • Klaus
      12/16/2011

      Thanks J. – Definitely on my list to see.

  2. CMrok93
    12/16/2011

    A really genius film and the way everything looks, feels, and sounds, is just a totally sad world that I hope that we never ever have to be apart of. However, you never know. Great review Klaus.

    • Klaus
      12/16/2011

      It definitely has an original look and feel. Few dystopian films are as well made. Too bad for the genre.

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