Children Of Men

Synopsis: The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth.
Director(s): Alfonso Cuarón
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 76 nominations.
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109 min


Look who it is. It's Theo.

Hey, Janice, how you doing?

-It's Theo.

Your rebel with a lost cause.

She loves this colour.

Don't you, darling? You love it.

"Is there a chance it will not work for me?

"There have been no cases

of anyone surviving

"who has taken the preparation."

Daddy government hands out suicide kits

and anti-depressants in the rations,

but ganja is still illegal.

Most of my weed goes to Bexhill now.

This bloke buys it from me

and smuggles it in.

Guess what he does? His real job?

lmmigration cop.


One of the many perks of having

a refugee camp in the neighbourhood.

Come on, taste that.





You taste it? Strawberries.

This is Strawberry Cough.

So, Human Project is having this dinner

and all the wisest men

in the world are there...

"Human Project."

Why do people believe this crap?

You know, even if these people existed

with these facilities in secret locations...

F*ck me, that's strong.

Even if they discovered

the cure for infertility, it doesn't matter.

Too late. The world went to shit.

You know what?

It was too late before the infertility thing

happened, for f*ck's sake.

I was just trying to tell a joke, man.

I'm sorry. Go on.

-No, I'm not telling it now.

-No, come on, Jasper.

-No. F*ck it. I'm not fucking telling you.

-It's all right. Go on.

Okay. The Human Project

gives this great big dinner

for all the scientists and sages in the world.

They're tossing around theories

about the ultimate mystery,

why are women infertile?

Why can't we make babies anymore?

Some of them say it's genetic experiments,

gamma rays, pollution. Same old, same old.

Anyway, in the corner,

this Englishman's sitting.

He hasn't said a word.

He's just tucking into his dinner.

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Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (born November 28, 1961) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor best known for his dramas A Little Princess (1995) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and science fiction thrillers Children of Men (2006) and Gravity (2013). Cuarón is the first Latin American director to win an AMPAS Award for Best Directing. more…

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