Code 46 (2004)

Code 46
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Alwin Kuchler Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Frank Cottrell Boyce Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
David M. Thompson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Robert Jones Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Marcel Zyskind Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Peter Christelis Editor n/a 172 7000001
Natalie Ward Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Mark Tildesley Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Free Association Music n/a 120781 8000001
Andrew Eaton Producer n/a 3 3000002
Bingham Ray Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeanne Balibar Actor Sylvie Geld 1 1000004
Om Puri Actor Backland 1 1000003
Samantha Morton Actor Maria 1 1000002
Togo Igawa Actor Driver 1 1000005
Essie Davis Actor Doctor 1 1000006
Michael Winterbottom Director n/a 2 2000001
Nabil Elouahabi Actor Vendor 1 1000008
Shelley King Actor William's Boss 1 1000007
Tim Robbins Actor William Geld 1 1000001
A love story set in an eerily possible near-future, where cities are heavily controlled and only accessible through checkpoints. People cannot travel unless they have "papelles," a special travel insurance. Outside of the cities, the desert has taken over and shanty towns are jammed with non-citizens--people without papelles whose lives are severely restricted. William is a family man who works as an insurance investigator. When his company sends him to another city to solve a case of fake papelles, he meets a woman named Maria. Although he knows she's been creating the forgeries, he falls completely in love with her. He hides her crime and they have a wild, passionate affair that can only last as long as his papelles: twenty-four hours. Back home, William is obsessed by the memory of Maria. He tries to see her, but is refused the necessary papers to travel. Desperate, he uses one of the fake papelles he kept from his investigation. He eventually tracks her down, only to discover she has been accused of Code 46 violation.