Children of men
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 a...
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|Published:||Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures, 2007.|
|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 become 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.|
|Item Description:||Based on the book by P.D. James.|
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
DVD 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.
Swank Digital Campus streaming video licensed through December 31, 2023.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Format:||DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.|
|Production 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.|
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