Michael Winterbottom, Code 46, 2003.

In a near future, in a world ruled by a totalitarian government, checking of the genetic code is mandatory for any type of possible relationship between man and woman. People cannot travel unless they have ‘papelles’, a special travel permit. An investigator from Seattle, William (Tim Robbins) travels to Shanghai to investigate the faking and stealing of special papelles. The main suspect is Maria Gonzales (Samantha Morton). Although he realises she is behind the forgeries, he falls in love with her – with radical consequences.

UK, 2005, Cert 15, 92mins

Code 46
Dir. Michael Winterbottom


Mon 6 March 2006, 6.30pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG