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Release Date: August 6th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 28th, 2004

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: Romance, Thriller, Science fiction

Production Co: BBC, Revolution Films

Keywords: Melodramatic, Escape, Bar, Forbidden love, Investigation, Love interest, Transformation

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  • Code 46 lacks the visceral power of "28 Days Later," as well as what might be termed its "gross-out" appeal. show more

  • Provocative, quietly erotic, deeply romantic, and slyly witty (a cameo by a giant of punk rock is funny at first sight, and funnier still when you figure out the joke it's making), Code 46 is a very effective antidote to summer blockbuster bloat. 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.

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