• Publication date: January 15, 2010

Gattaca

In a world where certain genetic traits are preemptively suppressed, these ‘higher’ genetic newborns are called ‘Valids’. Yet contrary to anti-prejudice laws known as ‘genoism’, those born by natural means- ‘In-Valids’ are determined to menial labor. However, one In-Valid, Vincent, has a dream of becoming a space pilot. Thus he strikes a deal with Jerome, a former athlete paralyzed in an accident, to supply him with DNA to pass his tests…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1997

MBC Max:

March 28, 2015 15:30 (KSA) ~ March 28, 2015 14:30 (CLT)

In a world where certain genetic traits are preemptively suppressed, these ‘higher’ genetic newborns are called ‘Valids’. Yet contrary to anti-prejudice laws known as ‘genoism’, those born by natural means- ‘In-Valids’ are determined to menial labor.

However, one In-Valid, Vincent (Ethan Hawke), has a dream of becoming a space pilot. Thus through a facilitator/ DNA broker, called German (Tony Shalhoub), Vincent strikes a deal with Jerome (Jude Law), a former athlete paralyzed in an accident, willing to supply him with his superior genetic DNA to pass his tests and pilot the first space trip to Saturn’s moon Titan…

Starring:

  • Ethan Hawke
  • Uma Thurman
  • Jude Law
  • Gore Vidal
  • Alan Arkin
  • Loren Dean
  • Xander Berkeley
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Blair Underwood
  • Tony Shalhoub

Directed by:  Andrew Niccol

Rating:  PG-13 for brief violent images, language, and some sexuality.