83. CODE 46
United Kingdom
dir. Michael Winterbottom
world premiere 2003
U.S. release 2004


Because it furnishes one of the few sci-fi glimpses of the future that feels fully and plausibly realized, despite having a tenth of the budget this genre usually exploits. That wealth of detail is even more suggested than it is directly depicted, so the story has the fertile, impacted, kernelish feel of a top-drawer novella.