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Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Rating: NC-16 (Brief Nudity)
Year Made: 2006




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Languages: Thai/English
Subtitles: English/Mandarin/Thai/Korean/
Cantonese/Indonesian Bahasa
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 49 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN




No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover to escort a young pregnant woman of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the world has been waiting for.


For film lovers here in Singapore, we were wondering why Children of Men, nominated for 3 Oscar categories, was never released in theatrically. It has well known stars like Clive Owen to front the movie and supported by Oscar Winner Michael Caine and Julianne Moore, and a rather intriguing story to boost but strangely, it didn’t make it to our local theatres. Fret not as HVN will be satisfying our thirst to find out about the buzz all about this nominated Oscar film with the Children of Men’s Dvd.

Set in the dystopian future like many Hollywood movies, Children of Men had a rather new approach to the miserable future tales. In 18 years, no child has been born and eventually, the last of the human race will die and faces the possibility of extinction for human race. Tick Tock, Time is running out.

It creates a situation that makes one wonder; if humans are no longer able to reproduce, is life worth fighting for anymore? No matter what wealth one could inherit, there won’t be any descendants to pass it to.

What would life be like in such a situation? Children of Men paints a decaying lifestyle filled with despondent faces walking around. United Kingdom is now removing all foreign citizens from their country and that action creates a group of fugitives that are branding together against the government.

Setting the film in motion, a former activist, Theo (Clive Owen) with some connection with the government, was brought along to escort a young pregnant woman from the group of fugitives out of the country as soon as possible. During this perilous journey, they will discover that not everyone sees hope in the same way and the survival of man kind could probably depends on human working together.

I would brand this movie as a thinking man’s thriller and it will leave a lot of afterthoughts after the movie ended. It also has one of the better cinematography among the peers and it’s quite a waste that it didn’t get that award in that category. Movie lovers shouldn’t miss catching this film now that it’s available in Singapore.


One of the highlight of the movie was the long fluid take with action sequences that occurs in a few distinct periods of the movie. Long take meaning the video camera filmed the whole sequence without any cuts or editing and it’s a rather difficult feat to perform. The main actors, the extras and all the stunt personals have to rehearsal well and work as one. Preparation and ingenuity have to be applied here to create camera works to capture the long sequence.

If you appreciate those long sequences in this movie, you will definitely want to check out this extra feature that gives some insights on how some of the tricky camera works were done.


The film is presented in 5.1 English and Thai soundtracks and comes with Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Indonesian and Thai Subtitles. This Dvd presents the movie in 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen.



Review by Richard Lim Jr


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This review is made possible with the kind support from HVN Berjaya


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