Code 46 (2003)

In the future...love is a dangerous game.

Blu-ray, 1h 33min
Rating: 6.2
Votes: 19843
Languages: English
Country: UK

Plot outline

A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Plots

A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility. - Brief Encounter (1945)

This movie is a love story set in a Brave New World-type near-future where cities are heavily controlled and only accessible through checkpoints. People cannot travel unless they have "papeles" (papers in Spanish; words and sentences in many languages, especially Spanish, French, and Chinese are mixed with English in this new world), a special travel permit issued by the totalitarian government, the "Sphinx". Outside these cities, the desert has taken over and shanty towns are jammed with non-citizens - people without IDs forced to live primitive lives. William Geld (Tim Robbins) is a family man who works as a government investigator. When he is sent to Shanghai to solve a case of fake IDs, he meets a woman named Maria Gonzales (Samantha Morton). Although he realizes she is behind the forgeries, he cannot help but fall completely in love with her. He hides her crime and they have a wild, passionate affair that can only last as long as his visa: twenty-four hours. Back home, William is obsessed with the memory of Maria. When the original investigation is inevitably re-opened a week later, and William is sent back to finish the work he started, he tracks her down, only to discover she has been accused of a Code 46 violation, and any further relationship is impossible.

In the near future, in a world ruled by a totalitarian government, checking of the genetic code is mandatory for any type of possible relationship between a man and a woman. An investigator from Seattle, William Geld (Tim Robbins), travels to Shanghai to investigate the forging and stealing of special Visas (called using the Spanish word "papeles"). The main suspect is Maria Gonzales (Samantha Morton), who works in the company "Sphinx", but William falls in love for her and protects her. They have a passionate one night stand, and sooner they find that they are genetically incompatible to each other, and they have violated Code 46. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil