Code 46 (2003)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

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




  • Tim Robbins in Code 46 (2003)
  • Samantha Morton at an event for Code 46 (2003)
  • Tim Robbins in Code 46 (2003)
  • Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton in Code 46 (2003)
  • Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton in Code 46 (2003)
  • Michael Winterbottom at an event for Code 46 (2003)

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21 March 2005 | mr0goodtime
| good science fiction
In the near future, Tim Robbins is sent to investigate a case of forged passports. This Orwellian government has strict control over everything. Unfortunately for Tim, he falls in love with a girl with whom he is not DNA-compatible, a violation of code 46.

Code 46 is derivative of course but ultimately it is fresh cinema, and there are several sub themes about science and morality to think about.

Most unique, i thought, was its vision of Shanghai where it seems only half the people are Asian, and everyone speaks English with just a few fundamental phrases from mandarin and Spanish. I am guessing that demographics and language are both controlled by the government. Incidentally, the classic book/movie Clockwork Orange showed a anarchistic world where English developed chaotically into a Russian mix as that was its geopolitical vision.

There are few great science fiction movies, i think this one is close to being great but in the end I think it lacked drama. But if you like science fiction, you will love this.

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,170 8 August 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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