The Resource Children of men, Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit and Run Productions, a film by Alfonso Cuarón ; 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 and Run Productions, a film by Alfonso Cuarón ; 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 and Run Productions, a film by Alfonso Cuarón ; 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
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 ; original music by, 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
Dialogue in English, French or Spanish with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
C4553746 2007
PerformerNote
Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam
Runtime
110
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Children of men, Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit and Run Productions, a film by Alfonso Cuarón ; 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 book by P.D. James
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: 'The possibility of hope' : Alfonso Cuarón's documentary on how the revolutionary themes in 'Children of men' relate to our modern-day society ; 'Under attack' : discover how the filmmakers created the film's most dangerous scenes ; 'Children of men' comments by Slavoj Zizek ; Deleted scenes; 'Theo & Julian' : get the inside story from Clive Owen and Julianne Moore ; Futuristic design : from concept to creation, see how director Alfonso Cuarón's dynamic vision of the future was brought to life
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81305113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193251329
Other physical details
sd., col.
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, Widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Children of men, Universal Pictures presents a Strike Entertainment production in association with Hit and Run Productions, a film by Alfonso Cuarón ; 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 book by P.D. James
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: 'The possibility of hope' : Alfonso Cuarón's documentary on how the revolutionary themes in 'Children of men' relate to our modern-day society ; 'Under attack' : discover how the filmmakers created the film's most dangerous scenes ; 'Children of men' comments by Slavoj Zizek ; Deleted scenes; 'Theo & Julian' : get the inside story from Clive Owen and Julianne Moore ; Futuristic design : from concept to creation, see how director Alfonso Cuarón's dynamic vision of the future was brought to life
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81305113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193251329
Other physical details
sd., col.
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, Widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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