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Russ McNeil
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George Borden
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Edna Borden
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In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby, breaks the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. (Z.P.G. stands for Zero Population Growth.) Written by Matt Carlin <ghola@umich.edu>

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Good British dystopian film
18 October 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

"Z.P.G.", also called "Zero Population Growth", is a Sci-Fi/Thriller/Dystopian film from 1972. This is Michael Campus' directional debut.

Basic plot: Due to bad pollution, every people have to wear a breathing mask whenever they have to go outdoors. But the story doesn't get better when the government makes a ban on giving birth to any child for 30 years, because of the Earth being overpopulated. Breaking this law results in death penalty by suffocation inside an unbreakable glass.

Russ and Carol McNeil (played by Oliver Reed and Geraldine Chaplin), who work at a museum recreating life in the 20th century, are not satisfied with the substitute robot baby they've got. So they end up getting a real baby. And they must keep it secret from getting discovered.

This film is a good dystopian film having been made in the UK. The film's scenario itself is somewhat grim and disturbing. The story is a little bit original compared to most other Science Fiction movies I've seen earlier, because it's not often we get movies about a ban on child birth. Well made, Michael Campus.

For special interested, it is not usual to see the global-like MPAA logo literally (SURPRISE) covering the whole screen after the end credits have finished scrolling. Truth to be told, I have not seen this logo that big as it was in this movie.

If you like watching Science Fiction/Dystopian movies in general, then this film might be a good choice to check out. My overall rating has to be 7/10.


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