What if the person you desired most was the one person you were forbidden to love? Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton make a sexy and moving pair of desperadoes in this provocative, quietly erotic sci-fi thriller from the director of 24 Hour Party People.
In the near future, privileged classes live and work inside cities, while non-citizens scratch out a miserable existence outside in a vast desert. People cannot leave their designated zones without special visas known as papeles. When fraudulent papeles surface, Seattle investigator William Geld (Robbins) travels to Shanghai to ferret out the culprit and meets Maria Gonzalez (Morton)a woman with whom he has a passionate affair but breaks one of society`s harshest laws: Code 46.