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Code 46 Details


In the not-so-distant future, a married man investigates a counterfeiter and ends up the perpetrator of an ethical crime in Code 46, the latest film from prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. Set against the backdrop of a technologically advanced Shanghai, where people are only allowed to travel between countries with official passports called "papelles," the film charts the efforts of Seattle native William (Tim Robbins) to get to the bottom of a contraband-papelle operation within the walls of a high-tech company that manufactures them. There he finds Maria (Samantha Morton), an enigmatic young woman who may or may not be selling the passports on the black market. William has a brief affair with Maria, which, despite his attempts to return home, causes him to become embroiled in an even bigger controversy in Shanghai. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:August 6, 2004


Tim Robbins
as William
Samantha Morton
as Maria
Jeanne Balibar
as Sylvie Geld
Om Puri
as Backland
Essie Davis
as Doctor
David Fahm
as Damian Alekan
Togo Igawa
as Driver
Bruno Lastra
as Bikku
Emil Marwa
as Mohan
Nabil Massad
as Sunglasses
Christopher Simpson
as Paul
Benedict Wong
as Medic
Nabil Massad
as Sunglasses
Christopher Simpson
as Paul
Emil Marwa
as Mohan
Bruno Lastra
as Bikku


Michael Winterbottom
Andrew Eaton
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Marcel Zyskind
Alwin Küchler
Peter Christelis
Mark Tildesley
Production Designer
Dennis Schnegg
Art Director
Robert Jones
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Natalie Ward
Costume Designer
Wendy Brazington
Rosa Romero
Line Producer