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Release Date:
7 May 2004 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the future...love is a dangerous game. See more »
Plot:
A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Why this film is 'real' See more (147 total) »

Cast

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Tim Robbins ... William Geld

Togo Igawa ... Driver
Nabil Elouahabi ... Vendor

Samantha Morton ... Maria Gonzales
Sarah Backhouse ... Weather Girl
Jonathan Ibbotson ... Boxer

Natalie Mendoza ... Sphinx Receptionist

Om Puri ... Bahkland
Emil Marwa ... Mohan

Nina Fog ... Wole

Bruno Lastra ... Bikku

Christopher Simpson ... Paul
Lien Nguyin ... Singer in Nightclub
David Fahm ... Damian Alekan

Jeanne Balibar ... Sylvie
Mick Jones ... Himself
Taro Sherabayani ... Jim

Nina Sosanya ... Anya
Shelley King ... William's Boss
Tuyet Le ... Apartment Security

Benedict Wong ... Medic

Nina Wadia ... Hospital Receptionist

Essie Davis ... Doctor
Teo-Wa Vuong ... Tester

Jennifer Lim ... Tester with Couple

Archie Panjabi ... Check In
Paul Barnes ... Man in Corridor
Louis Lin ... Sales Agent

Nabil Massad ... Jebel Ali Hotel Owner

Kerry Shale ... Clinic Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Williams's wife (uncredited)
Bernadette Jane Vanderkar ... Young Maria (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Winterbottom 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Cottrell Boyce  writer

Produced by
Andrew Eaton .... producer
Arti Gupta .... line producer
Robert Jones .... executive producer
Rosa Romero .... line producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Hilton  (as The Free Association)
David Holmes  (as The Free Association)
 
Cinematography by
Alwin H. Küchler (director of photography) (as Alwin Kuchler)
Marcel Zyskind (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Christelis 
 
Casting by
Wendy Brazington 
 
Production Design by
Mark Tildesley 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Digby 
Denis Schnegg 
 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Day 
 
Costume Design by
Natalie Ward 
 
Makeup Department
Konnie Daniel .... hair designer
Konnie Daniel .... makeup designer
Lesley Smith .... hair designer
Lesley Smith .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Charlotte Ashby .... production manager
Peter Bach .... post-production supervisor
Yvette Kirstein .... production manager: Dubai
Chiu Wah Lee .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caroline Chapman .... assistant director: UK
Sarah Coombs .... assistant director: UK
Michael Elliott .... first assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... crowd assistant director: UK
Chris Stoaling .... third assistant director: UK
Charlie Waller .... assistant director: UK
Anthony Wilcox .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sam Abelman .... carpenter
Bruce Barnes .... carpenter
David Bryan .... overseas art director
John Burgess .... painter
Gillian Campbell .... painter
Charlie Cobb .... graphic artist
Dan Crandon .... construction manager
Michelle Day .... set designer
Paul Drake .... assistant art director
Rod Gorwood .... draughtsman
Ben Green .... carpenter
Paul Halter .... carpenter
Prue Howard .... art department runner
Jason Htay .... carpenter
Mark Larkin .... assistant art director
Chris Lightburn-Jones .... stand-by art director
Charlie Malik .... dressing props
Gwen Murray .... art department trainee
Victoria Orlova .... property master: Dubai
Tim Powis .... carpenter
Jody Raynes .... painter
Nick Thomas .... props master
Mark Wallis .... carpenter
Joe Western .... painter
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... sound re-recording mixer
Orin Beaton .... sound maintenance
Peter Burgess .... foley artist
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Colin Cooper .... adr mixer
Colette D. Dahanne .... adr mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Richard Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
Anthony Faust .... foley editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Mitch Low .... play back operator
Khama Matiti .... sound recordist
Christer Melén .... sound effects editor
Darko Mocilnikar .... sound assistant
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Jessie Taylor .... assistant dubbing mixer
Stuart Wilson .... production sound mixer
Paul Wrightson .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Richard Conway .... special effects technician
Nigel Wilkinson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Hani AlYousif .... digital effects artist
Jon Berridge .... digital compositor
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Richard Etchells .... digital intermediate editor
Pierre Fletcher .... digital effects coordinator
Max Horton .... colourist
Emma Ibbetson .... digital effects producer
Rebekah King-Britton .... 3D artist
Isabella Laner .... digital effects artist
Tony Lawrence .... digital effects supervisor
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer
Raoul Teague .... digital effects artist
Ben Turner .... digital artist
Thomas Urbye .... online film editor
 
Stunts
Ron Oakley .... stunt coordinator: Dubai
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Butler .... electrician
Lee Cleal .... electrician
Chris Connatty .... clapper loader
Johann Cruickshank .... electrician
Julia Curtin .... camera trainee
Pat Daly .... rigger
Roger Eaton .... assistant camera: additional unit
Roger Eaton .... director of photography: additional unit
Reuben Garrett .... gaffer
Annemarie Lean-Vercoe .... assistant camera: additional unit
Adrian Mackay .... electrician
Stephen Mathie .... best boy
Tony C. Miller .... rigging gaffer
Peter Mountain .... still photographer
Robert Shacklady .... focus puller: pick-up shots
Sebastian Sharples .... assistant camera: additional unit
Simon Tindall .... focus puller
Lucho Zuidema .... grip: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liza Bracey .... costume assistant: UK
Sian Coakley .... costume assistant: UK
Kate Towns .... costume assistant
Yingjuan Xiao .... costume assistant
Meng Xie .... costume assistant: China
Esme Young .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Ian Buchan .... assistant editor
John Coulter .... film scanner
Kennedy Dawson .... film scanner
Alec Gibson .... color grader
 
Music Department
Leo Abrahams .... musician: guitar
Chris Barrett .... assistant music engineer
Zach Danziger .... musician: drums
Scott Kinsey .... musician: keyboards
Tracy McKnight .... executive soundtrack producer
Hugo Nicolson .... music mixer (as Hugo Nicholson)
Hugo Nicolson .... music recordist (as Hugo Nicholson)
Tim Roe .... assistant music engineer
Pati Yang .... additional vocals
 
Other crew
Ruth Breslaw .... production coordinator
Nicole Carmen-Davis .... legal services
Scott Challgren .... legal assistant
Jonah Coombes .... location manager
Andrew Gwyn Davies .... production assistant
Jon Duncan .... production accountant
Jethro Harris .... operations manager: Pepper Ltd.
Gabby Le Rasle .... assistant production coordinator
Tom Leeburn .... production assistant
Helen Li .... production coordinator
Steffy Marrion .... production coordinator
Luke Morris .... production executive
Melissa Parmenter .... assistant: Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton
Lewis Partovi .... set runner
Rob Seager .... assistant accountant
Rhys Summerhayes .... floor runner
Josh Yudkin .... location unit manager
Jim Lambert .... crew (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for a scene of sexuality, including brief graphic nudity
Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mick Jones of The Clash sings the Clash song "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" in the karaoke-esque club scene, but he appears to get the words wrong. The song goes "If I go there will be trouble. If I STAY it will be double", but he sings "If I go there will be trouble. If I GO it will be double".See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Maria:I think about the day we met. I suppose you arrived par avion. Maybe you were the first to get to security. You didn't intend to stay. You only had 24-hour cover, so luggage was a mano. And they probably had a driver waiting, so you didn't need to find un coche. You'd never been to Shanghai before. It was all new to you.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Obtaining Cover: Inside Code 46 (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Row Row Row The BoatSee more »

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47 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Why this film is 'real', 30 September 2004
Author: The-Proph from Cheshire, England

I loved this film! It was (to my cinematographically uncultured palate, at least) different, and the characters seemed quite unconventional. Rather than just hollow acting, I found Tim Robbins' character to be a mental curve ball, which completely altered the way the film played out. It hinted at the socialisation and culture prevalent at the time.

I also enjoyed the (much-disputed) foreign terms slipped into the conversation - they weren't too frequent, and added a dimension - that there had been purely aesthetic as well as techno/political changes. As English becomes more dominant and other languages in the minority (and therefore more culturally significant), it is likely that foreign terms will be leaked, from the age-old Caucasian tradition of borrowing culture if nothing else.

I also loved the fact that the cityscapes were all filmed to imply the future, rather than CG'd or whatever.

The storyline was innovative, and there were many dead-ends which fleshed out the story and made it less linear. Unlike some, I easily followed the storyline, and I'm rather confused that some people felt that it didn't seem to touch on Code 46 itself much.

Interesting concepts, combined with a sense of triviality surrounding much of the technology, helped to create a more textured world, and while nothing was really explained, the evidence was there for you to draw your own conclusions. If you like thinking, definitely watch this film.

~pr0ph37~

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