Code 46

Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom re-teams with screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce for this fascinating genre-bending film that mixes sci-fi, romance and noir. In the near future, married insurance investigator William (Robbins) is sent to Shanghai to investigate the counterfeiting of papeles – the all-encompassing documents that control the movement of people between the wealthy urban zone and the dangerous al fuera. William discovers the culprit (Morton); what he doesn’t count on is falling in love with her. But their relationship is forbidden under the genetic-policing Code 46. Imaginatively scripted, shot, and designed, CODE 46 offers a distinctive and disturbing future world, based upon a dislocated reality.

92 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain and USA

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