GB / US
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Clive Owen and Julianne Moore
In 2027, human infertility creates anarchy and fear
This aggressive science fiction thriller based on P. D. James’ novel of the same name has one rather interesting scene. Clive Owen is onboard a very heavily graffitied Class 117 DMU complete with grilles over the windows. He alights at a station that has been transformed in an eastern bloc, Soviet-style checkpoint. This scene was filmed at Alresford on the Mid-Hants Railway and a sign reading ‘Alresford The Watercress Line’ can quite clearly be seen in the car park! During the journey anarchist youths are seen chucking rocks at the train from a goods yard and this was filmed as it departed Medstead & Four Marks. Finally, in the scene where Clive Owen gets dropped off at the junction of Cable Street and Dock Street, London E1, he is beneath the Docklands Light Railway viaduct near Tower Gateway and a DLR unit can be made out running along the viaduct in the distance.