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Author: Alfonso CuarónTimothy J SextonDavid ArataMark FergusHawk OstbyAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2007]. ©2007
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen [edition]View all editions and formats
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Theo Faron is a bureaucrat in a Britain gone despotic. It is 2027 and the entire planet has gone infertile. Women no longer have babies, and chaos has erupted: war, rebellion, mass destruction, and a huge refugee problem, with the imposition of martial law. One day, Theo is kidnapped. His ex-wife Julian has a proposition for her former spouse, and because of their relationship, she thinks Theo will acquiesce. Theo  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Science fiction films
Action and adventure films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Suspense films
Drama
Named Person: P D James; P D James
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alfonso Cuarón; Timothy J Sexton; David Arata; Mark Fergus; Hawk Ostby; Hilary Shor; Iain Smith; Tony Smith; Marc Abraham; Eric Newman; Clive Owen; Julianne Moore; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Charlie Hunnam; Clare-Hope Ashitey; Pam Ferris; Danny Huston; Peter Mullan; Michael Caine; Oana Pellea; Phaldut Sharma; Jacek Koman; Emmanuel Lubezki; John Tavener; P D James; Universal Pictures (Firm),; Strike Entertainment (Firm),; Hit and Run Productions,; Ingenious Film Partners (Firm),; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm),
OCLC Number: 81305113
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or Spanish, with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish.
Notes: Anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Based on the book by P.D. James, originally published in 1992.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Deleted scenes (3 min.); The possibility of hope [featurette] (28 min.); "Children of Men" comments by Slavoj Žižek [featurette] (6 min.); Under attack [featurette] (8 min.); Theo & Julian [featurette] (5 min.); Futuristic design [featurette] (9 min.); Visual effects: Creating the baby [featurette] (3 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; editors, Alex Rodríguez, Alfonso Cuarón ; original music "Fragments of a Prayer" by John Tavener ; production designers, Jim Clay, Geoffrey Kirkland ; costume designer, Jany Temime ; special effects supervisor, Paul Corbould ; visual effects supervisors, Frazer Churchill, Timothy Webber.
Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston, Peter Mullan, Michael Caine, Oana Pellea, Paul Sharma, Jacek Koman.
Awards: Venice Film Festival, 2006: Golden Osella - Outstanding Technical Contribution (Emmanuel Lubezki) ; Laterna Magica Prize (Alfonso Cuarón)
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Contents: Baby Diego --
Strawberry cough --
Kidnapped --
"In the Court of the Crimson King" --
Transit papers --
Old tricks --
Only trust you --
Safe house --
Making an exit --
Faith and chance --
Breaking in --
Waiting for Syd --
Prison --
Miraculous birth --
Escape route --
Reasonable accommodations --
The uprising --
Cease-fire --
Tomorrow.
Other Titles: Children of men (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents ; a Strike Entertainment production ; in association with Hit and Run Productions ; produced in association with Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP ; screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby ; produced by Hilary Shor, Iain Smith, Tony Smith, Marc Abraham, Eric Newman ; directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
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Theo Faron is a bureaucrat in a Britain gone despotic. It is 2027 and the entire planet has gone infertile. Women no longer have babies, and chaos has erupted: war, rebellion, mass destruction, and a huge refugee problem, with the imposition of martial law. One day, Theo is kidnapped. His ex-wife Julian has a proposition for her former spouse, and because of their relationship, she thinks Theo will acquiesce. Theo is about to be tossed into a web of intrigue involving the very fate of humanity.

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