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

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William Geld
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Driver
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Vendor
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Maria Gonzales
Sarah Backhouse ...
Weather Girl
Jonathan Ibbotson ...
Boxer
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Sphinx Receptionist
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Bahkland
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Mohan
Nina Fog ...
Wole
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Bikku
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Paul
Lien Nguyin ...
Singer in Nightclub
David Fahm ...
Damian Alekan
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Sylvie
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Himself
Taro Bahar ...
Jim (as Taro Sherabayani)
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Anya
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William's Boss
Tuyet Le ...
Apartment Security
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Medic
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Hospital Receptionist
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Doctor
Teo-Wa Vuong ...
Tester
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Tester with Couple
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Check In
Paul Barnes ...
Man in Corridor
Louis Lin ...
Sales Agent
Nabil Massad ...
Jebel Ali Hotel Owner
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Clinic Doctor
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Williams's wife (uncredited)
Bernadette Jane Vanderkar ...
Young Maria (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Winterbottom

Written by

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Frank Cottrell Boyce ... (writer)

Produced by

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Andrew Eaton ... producer
Arti Gupta ... line producer
Robert Jones ... executive producer
Rosa Romero ... line producer
David M. Thompson ... executive producer

Music by

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Stephen Hilton ... (as The Free Association)
David Holmes ... (as The Free Association)

Cinematography by

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Alwin H. Küchler ... director of photography (as Alwin Kuchler)
Marcel Zyskind ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Christelis

Editorial Department

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Ian Buchan ... assistant editor
John Coulter ... film scanner
Kennedy Dawson ... film scanner
Alec Gibson ... color grader
Thomas Urbye ... on-line film editor

Casting By

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Wendy Brazington

Production Design by

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Mark Tildesley

Art Direction by

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Mark Digby
Denis Schnegg

Set Decoration by

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Michelle Day

Costume Design by

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Natalie Ward

Makeup Department

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Konnie Daniel ... hair designer / makeup designer
Lesley Smith ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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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

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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

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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

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Tim Alban ... 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 ... re-recording mixer
Andie Derrick ... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
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

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Richard Conway ... special effects technician
Nigel Wilkinson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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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

Stunts

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Ron Oakley ... stunt coordinator: Dubai

Camera and Electrical Department

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Matthew Butler ... electrician
Lee Cleal ... electrician
Chris Connatty ... clapper loader
Pat Crawford ... electrician
Johann Cruickshank ... electrician
Julia Curtin ... camera trainee
Pat Daly ... rigger
Roger Eaton ... assistant camera: additional unit / 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

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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

Location Management

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Jonah Coombes ... location manager
Josh Yudkin ... location unit manager

Music Department

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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) / music recordist (as Hugo Nicholson)
Tim Roe ... assistant music engineer
Pati Yang ... additional vocals
Alysia Oakley ... assistant to executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mark-Oliver-Tlo ... picture car coordinator (as Mark Oliver)

Other crew

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Ruth Breslaw ... production coordinator
Nicole Carmen-Davis ... legal services
Scott Challgren ... legal assistant
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
Jack Turner ... production executive
Jim Lambert ... crew (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 investigation is inevitably re-opened a week later and William is sent back to finish the work he started, he tracks her down, only to discover she has been accused of a Code 46 violation and any further relationship is impossible. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines In the future...love is a dangerous game. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Código 46 (Spain)
  • Codice 46 (Italy)
  • Kodikos 46 (Greece)
  • Código 46 (Portugal)
  • Paragraf 46 (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Code 46 refers to the 22 chromosome pairs, plus the two sex chromosomes in human beings. See more »
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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Collateral/Code 46/Stander/Little Black Book/Festival Express (2004). See more »
Soundtracks No Man's Land See more »
Crazy Credits There is a looped animation running next to the names during the final credits. It shows a variety of things, including chromosomes, chromosome replication, and chemical structures. See more »
Quotes Maria: You have a kid?
William: Yeah?
Maria: Chico or chica?
William: Chico.
Maria: I bet he's special.
William: He *is* special.
Maria: Everybody's children are so special. It makes you wonder where all the ordinary grown-ups come from.
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