Posted on 10/28/11 04:05 PM
Children of Men is Alfonso Cuaron's 2006 futuristic thriller. The United Kingdom has become a dystopian society, the populace is rioting against a military regeme, and...oh, yes...the last child born on the planet was 18 years ago. People have lost the ability to procreate. Then suddenly, beyond hope, a small band of underground freedom fighters discover a girl who is bearing a child. Theo (played by Clive Owen) becomes her protector. But can he keep her a secret long enough to smuggle her to safety? Smacking heavily of Orwell and Gitmo and dripping with religious overtones, Children of Men is a thinly veiled warning against allowing those in power to chip away at our personal freedoms.