“Children of Men” is a futuristic science fiction movie starring Clive Owen as Theo Faron. In the not-too-distant future, the world has become a scary place. Most civilized societies have collapsed, and only Great Britain maintains some semblance of the modern world. Women have been become sterile, and no babies have been born for many years. The setting of the movie depicts a world fraught with xenophobia and socio-economic and geo-political strife. Theo Faron encounters a pregnant woman, Kee, and does his best to protect this hope for mankind.
Set in the United Kingdom of 2027, the film explores a grim world in which two decades of global human infertility have left humanity with less than a century to survive. Societal collapse, terrorism, and environmental destruction accompany the impending extinction. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom — perhaps the last functioning government — persecutes a seemingly endless wave of illegal immigrant refugees seeking sanctuary. In the midst of this chaos, Theo Faron (Clive Owen) must find safe transit for Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), a pregnant African refugee.
Children of Men was recognized for its achievements in screenwriting, cinematography, art direction, and innovative single-shot action sequences, receiving three Academy Award nominations and winning two BAFTA awards.