Code 46


1h 30m 2003

Brief Synopsis

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-citizen

Film Details

Also Known As
Código 46
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bbc Films; Revolution Films; The Works; U.K. Film Council; United Artists Films
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Fandango; Golden Village; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; New Films International; Tiberius Film Gmbh & Co. Kg; Verve Pictures; Videocine
Location
Shanghai, China; London, England, United Kingdom; Jaipur, India

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Código 46
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bbc Films; Revolution Films; The Works; U.K. Film Council; United Artists Films
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Fandango; Golden Village; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; New Films International; Tiberius Film Gmbh & Co. Kg; Verve Pictures; Videocine
Location
Shanghai, China; London, England, United Kingdom; Jaipur, India

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 6, 2004

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2004

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States March 2004

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 27 - September 6, 2003.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Opening Night) March 12-20, 2004.

Released in United States Summer August 6, 2004

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2004

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 27 - September 6, 2003.)

Released in United States March 2004 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Opening Night) March 12-20, 2004.)