Code 46 is a 2003 British film directed by Michael Winterbottom, with screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is a disquieting science fiction love story with themes that explore the moral impacts of advances in biotechnology. In the near future the world is divided between those who live "inside", in high-density cities, while the poor underclass live "outside." Access to the cities is highly restricted and regulated through the use of health documents, known as "papelles" in the global pidgin language of the day (composed of elements of English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian, Farsi and Mandarin). Most city residents only venture outside after dark since direct sunlight is now considered hazardous to their health. However, many residents still venture outdoors during the day. The government appears to be authoritarian and dystopian. Society is regulated by various "codes". The code of the movie title prohibits "genetically incestuous reproduction", which may occur as a result of the various medical technologies which have become commonplace, such as cloning.