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The story of two Scottish "squaddies" (young, trainee soldiers) who hitchhike to Budapest to go to a concert of the band Simple Minds. The film is a love triangle between the two soldiers and one beautiful Hungarian girl.
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 ... Written by
Code 46 refers to the 22 chromosome pairs, plus the two sex chromosomes in human beings. See more »
The numerous seeming "errors in geography" are actually an intentional artistic choice. Because the film is set in a future where global cultures have become thoroughly merged, Michael Winterbottom purposely blended footage shot in Shanghai, Dubai and Rajastahn so that Shanghai has a desert outside it, etc. See more »
code 46 / article 1 / any human being who shares the same nuclear gene set as another human being is deemed to be genetically identical. the relations of one are the relations of all. / due to IVF, DI embryo splitting and cloning techniques it is necessary to prevent any accidental or deliberate genetically incestuous reproduction. / therefore: / i. all prospective parents should be genetically screened before conception. if they have 100%, 50% or 25% genetic identity, they are not...
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a movie full of big ideas to be considered as a human being on earth
intuition is the key for true knowledge...
code 46 is a story set in a post apocalyptic atmosphere in the near future.It is consisting of many levels, and one can analyze the story in terms of sociology, politics,naturalistic ideas and in terms of love. The story is about an "intuition man" looking for a "corrupt" worker of a company that provides pass for people.However, she is helping out people to achieve their dreams and the company is actually limiting the people in terms of the places they can go on earth.The intuition man finds out who provides pass for people "illegelly" but does not give her away. He falls in love with her and the story unfolds...The movie asks a lot of questions like "if you know the consequences of your actions, would you still do the same thing in the first place?" to be answered.At this point, the audience should consider the nature of the characters. One of them is the intuition man( according to Foucault, intuition is the key for true knowledge) the other is a girl having dreams (consider Freud) and there are several reflections on humanity that we are all interconnected...The search for spiritual freedom in the world is a dominant concept in the film.The course of life of the characters are proficiently reflected through out the movie. As a director, Michael Winterbottom puts out an excellent work of art. His visual style in reflecting the post-apocalyptic atmosphere is worth admiration. All in all, this is a movie to be watched again and again...
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