R | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
When Theo arrives at work in the second scene, the words "Ministry Of Energy" are placed above the doors. This is in reference to George Orwell's "1984", which shares many of the same themes as this film. A recurring plot line in "1984", was that the government had terrifying "Ministries" for various specified functions.
Day 1,000 of the Siege of Seattle.
Newsreader: The Muslim community demands an end to the Army's occupation of mosques.
Newsreader: The Homeland Security bill is ratified. After eight years, British borders will remain closed. The deportation of illegal immigrants will ...
After the attack on the Fiat Multipla (carrying Luke, Julian, Theo, Miriam, and Kee), when they stop for the police, just as Theo gets out, out his door you can momentarily see part of the framework for the elaborate roof camera rig. As the view crosses the door pillar it disappears; this is apparently used to transition to another shot.
At the very end, one can read "Shanti, Shanti, Shanti" with children shouting and laughing on the soundtrack, which can be heard repeatedly throughout the end credits. This is the last line of T.S. Eliot's 1922 poem "The Wasteland." "Shanti" means "peace" in Sanskrit.
English, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Arabic, Georgian, Russian, Serbian
£1,284,254 (UK) (24 September 2006)
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