Alfonso Cuaron's bleak dystopian fable, based on a novel by P.D. James, unfolds in a world halfway to hell and picks up speed as it goes.
London, 2027. England is an oasis in a world laid to waste by starvation, civil war, disease and nuclear attacks. Worst of all, 18 years earlier every woman on Earth became inexplicably infertile, and a world without children is a world with hope for the future. Under such circumstances, "oasis" is a relative term: England is still functioning, but the price of relative safety and order is the surrender of personal liberties and acceptance of an increasingly oppressive social order. Police round up immigrants and confine them...