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Bleak futuristic story about a married insurance investigator (Tim Robbins) solving a case of forged passports and falling in love with the perpetrator (Samantha Morton), told with elements of film noir and sci-fi while grappling pretentiously with heavyweight issues such as human cloning and even Oedipal attraction. A morally muddled story line glamorizes the investigator's adulterous affair, and proves only fitfully interesting. An explicit extramarital sexual encounter with full frontal nudity and perverse undertones. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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