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The Resource Children of men, Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit & Run Productions ; 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, (videorecording)

Children of men, Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit & Run Productions ; 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, (videorecording)

Label
Children of men
Title
Children of men
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit & Run Productions ; 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
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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 note
Venice Film Festival, 2006: Golden Osella - Outstanding Technical Contribution (Emmanuel Lubezki) ; Laterna Magica Prize (Alfonso Cuarón).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; editors, Alfonso Cuarón, Alex Rodríguez ; music, John Tavener ; costume designer, Jany Temime ; production designers, Jim Clay, Geoffrey Kirkland ; special effects supervisor, Paul Corbould ; visual effects supervisors, Frazer Churchill, Timothy Webber
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity
Language note
Includes French and Spanish dubbed versions and English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
C4553746 2007
PerformerNote
Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949 May 28-
  • 1949-
  • 1959-
  • 1977-
  • 1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cuarón, Alfonso
  • Abraham, Marc
  • Newman, Eric
  • Shor, Hilary
  • Smith, Iain
  • Smith, Tony
  • Sexton, Timothy J.
  • Arata, David
  • Fergus, Mark
  • Ostby, Hawk
  • Owen, Clive
  • Moore, Julianne
  • Caine, Michael
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Hunnam, Charlie
  • Lubezki, Emmanuel
  • Tavener, John
  • James, P. D
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Strike Entertainment (Firm)
  • Hit & Run Productions
Runtime
110
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fertility, Human
  • Environmental degradation
  • Refugees
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Human rights workers
  • Pregnant women
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • End of the world
  • Infertility, Male
  • Twenty-first century
  • History teachers
  • Feature films
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures)
  • Science fiction films
  • Action and adventure films
  • Film adaptations
  • Oxford (England)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Children of men, Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit & Run Productions ; 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by P.D. James
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features include: "The possibility of hope" documentary ; commentary by Slavoj Zizek ; deleted scenes ; commentary by Clive Owen and Julianne Moore
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Uprising -- Cease-fire -- Tomorrow
Control code
81305113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Danny Mayo Collection.
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
025193251329
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61032513
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81305113
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; 1.85:1 widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Children of men, Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit & Run Productions ; 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by P.D. James
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features include: "The possibility of hope" documentary ; commentary by Slavoj Zizek ; deleted scenes ; commentary by Clive Owen and Julianne Moore
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Uprising -- Cease-fire -- Tomorrow
Control code
81305113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Danny Mayo Collection.
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
025193251329
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61032513
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81305113
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; 1.85:1 widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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