The movie, Children of Men, released in 2006, was co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron, acclaimed film maker, known for his previous films: Harry Potter, Prizoner of Azbakan, Y tu mamà tambien. The movie is based on the dystopian novel by P. D. James of the same title. It's difficult to place Children of Man into one genre alone, it' a sci-fi movie with a realistic view of the future and with futuristic sci-fi technology that looks so real and achievable, as well as acerbic and deeply emotional drama and intense and effective thriller with exhilarating actions. The themes in the film are from simple human relationships such as trust, betrayal, street violence, political interference and environmental issues and film makes numerous metaphorical references to our current political climate. It's an extremely well crafted film, you don't just watch the scene of exhilarating action and the emotional struggles the characters go through, it makes you feel you're in the middle of it, thanks to expert cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki.
Set in a near future, in the year 2027, when all women on Earth have become infertile for the reason that science is at loss to explain and no child has been born for 18 years. The world is in the chaos and without hope, especially after the death of the youngest living person Baby Diego, at age eighteen. East European and African societies collapse and their populations migrate to England and other wealthy countries. An oppressive dictatorship has been established by England to keep immigrants from crossing its borders, the government controls the population and there is a strong underground network of activist trying to make things better.
The protagonist, disillusioned Theodore Faron (Clive Owen), is a former activist, who works as a bureaucrat for the Ministry of Energy. He walks to work past piles of garbage, riot police, terrorist bombing and cages with illegal immigrants. His ex-wife Julian (Julianne Moore), with who he shares the sorrow of having had a son who died, has kidnapped him and begs him to help Fishes, underground activists dedicated to aiding refugees and to use his government connection to help transport an eight month pregnant refugee, Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), who represents humankind's last hope for survival. He has to transport her across the border to the underground organization Human Project, where she and her child will be safe and where her child may help scientists to save future mankind. The implication of the hope her baby represents, and in order to save mankind, they are forced to cross-country journey throughout which they become targets for special-interest groups. On the run they must figure out who they can trust along the way.