Samstag, 3. September 2011

Children of Men (Cuaron, 2006)


In a world without children an ex-activist suddenly finds himself protecting mankind's last hope.

Very dense script in terms of story steps and intelligently done, some very nice photography, although the greenish-tone was a little bit too self-referential. Direction great, many small ideas, editing practically invisible!

The subject of death and birth is really explored beautifully and I enjoyed the references to Christian culture when I spotted them (the barn with the "titties dialogue" was an amusing comment).

The theme of sacrifice is quiet strong through the picture and I was amazed that I took rather strong side for Owen's character even though he seems in a weird way very detached to what's going on around him. Michael Caine was great, what a beautiful performance!

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