Code 46

Synopsis: Code 46 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 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. 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: 24 hours. Back home, William is obsessed with the memory of Maria. When the original invest
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Production: MGM
  4 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

- William Geld, salaam.

- Mr. Backland.

You caught me off guard.

I was going to come down

and greet you properly.

I guess that's one of your skills.


I have no cunning I'm afraid.

- This is your first visit?

- Yes.

Will you have time to see the mammoth?

We specialize in

short-term cover certificates.

We do limited cover pour specific tasks.

Maybe a parachute jump,

maybe a medical procedure.

People only buy fakes

if we won't grant legitimate cover.

If we won't grant legitimate cover,

believe me, there's a reason.

The Sphinx knows best.

Fake cover is a ticket

to avoidable suffering.

I worry about them, you know.

We know which printer the fakes come from.

Every printer has its own fingerprint.

This one is from our number 8 printer.

Only a few people are cleared to use it.

It has to be one of them.

All I need is a nice quiet room

and some time...

and I'll have this cleared up for you

by this evening.

It's a happy workplace.

I don't want to create an atmosphere.

I don't want anyone

to know what's going on.

Tell them what you like.

Tell them I'm the tooth fairy.

Tell me something about yourself,

anything at all.

I was born in Nampally Road, Hyderabad.

- Tell me something about yourself.

- Anything?

Try to make it interesting,

I've got a long day ahead of me.

I have una cosa about freckles.

A sexual cosa.

I find freckles a turn-on.

Freckled skin, it's like it's clothed

and not clothed.

There's no freckle pornography.

Women get famous for breasts and legs,

but not for freckles.

There's Anne of Green Gables.

I regard Anne of Green Gables

as an erotic classic.

Normans. Amazing.

They invented the whole English language

out of nothing but French.

And some Latin, obviously.

Yeah, obviously.

There's a girl here, Maria.

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