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Code 46

R| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
In a dystopian future, insurance fraud investigator William Gold (Tim Robbins) arrives in Shanghai to investigate a forgery ring for "papelles," futuristic passports that record people's identities and genetics. Gold falls for Maria Gonzalez (Samantha Morton), the woman in charge of the forgeries. After a passionate affair, Gold returns home, having named a coworker as the culprit. But when one of Gonzalez's customers is found dead, Gold is sent back to Shanghai to complete the investigation.

Cast: Tim Robbins , Samantha Morton , Jeanne Balibar , Om Puri , Essie Davis , Shelley King , David Fahm , Togo Igawa

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Science fiction, Thriller, Romance

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Code 46 (2003)

Release Date: August 6th, 2004|1 hr. 32 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • What doesn't spark is the love story. Morton still seems soggy from her "Minority Report" role as a drenched pre-cog. Who wants romance in a future where glum is the word? show more

  • Updates a classic premise -- the struggle for personal freedom -- by pairing it with ethical and moral quandaries. show more

  • At times somber, and now and then dangerously close to self-important, Code 46 is nonetheless a smart, mature film that examines who and what we can be to each other, in a world full of invention and change. show more

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