In a future where Virtual overshadows Reality, a global sterilization of males exists. The edible product Prolifricil pauses that sterilization - allowing for only "the best of us" to reproduce...but the government deems who "the best" are.
Children of Men meets A Clockwork Orange, Celsius 486 takes place amidst a dark and overpopulated future where Virtual meshes with Reality and only the most privileged are allowed to breed. Though a global sterilization of males exists, the chewable gum Prolifricil momentarily disrupts that sterilization - allowing for only "the best of us" to reproduce. Black market versions of Prolifricil prey on humanity's desire to procreate. However, a government powered police force seek those who have defied the non-procreation laws. Those who are apprehended, and deemed inappropriate for proliferation, are sentenced to virtually watch and rewatch commercialized propaganda for the gum - until their subconscious reality washes away any desire for the gum and what it can produce.Written by
The film's title is a sci-fi nod to Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" and also speaks to the Canadian version of Fahrenheit (Celsius). As well, the "486" plays on "451" and are the three corresponding digits found on a phone that make up the letters G-U-M. See more »