In a future where time is literally money and aging stops at 25, the only way to stay alive is to earn, steal or inherit more time.
Will Salas lives minute by minute, is working honestly to earn time but prices rise ruthless and pay seems to be increasingly unimportant. One evening, an unknown in hand saves time thieves, alien whose watch was worth almost 100 years, a real estate, and real danger. Know that it is 200 years old and that life he no longer can book no joy and no sorrow that has not already lived.
At dawn, the stranger leaves Will’s legacy full-time, before killing himself. Saddened at the news of death unknown, but overwhelmed by benevolent but gives it access to the world wealthy, Will decides to make them a surprise to his mother. This however does not have enough time on her watch and not reaching on time for his son to donate, she dies in his arms. In Will’s soul is born then the desire for revenge against the rich and a thirst for rebellion against his condition and merciless hierarchy determined based on precious time.
Infiltrated in the new world of the rich and enjoying the new status, Will decides to take advantage of everything, without ever forgetting the purpose and unaware that his footsteps are a timekeeper, a kind of cop intrigued by the large flow donated time without reason.
Arriving at a party of some important figures, Will make acquaintance with Sylvia, the daughter of tycoon time is right. Almost caught timekeeper, Will barely manages to escape, kidnapping an heiress but the beautiful view of a ransom. Actions and statements which are subject limited to two fugitives make them fall in love, and Will found in Sylvia not only complicit, but a rebellious, like against strictness imposed by his father. Together, boycott and destroy the corrupt system, overturning social class status, and organization of the enterprise.
But this action does not seem a solution, because the poor do not know how to live differently than they have been taught the nature of their condition, namely the boundary between life and death, and overnight inavutirea not offer a safe and happy life and devalues other things to the disappearance of their utility.
“In time” is a parable screened corrupt system in which we live, the social stratification and the limits on them, but we do understand that this is the natural approach of a company, not necessarily healthy, but functional, which in different conditions Overturn balance and value of things.
“While” is written and directed by Andrew Niccol, whose credits include the screenplay for The Truman Show. The film is produced by Eric Newman (Children of Men), Niccol and Marc Abraham (Children of Men). The executive producers are Andrew Z. Davis (Red Dragon), Kristel Laiblin (Children of Men) and Amy Israel (Shall We Dance). Backstage talents include the cinematographer on 9 times Oscar nominee Roger Deakins (True Grit, The Reader), production designer Alex McDowell BAFTA nomination (Watchmen, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and winner of 3 Oscars for costume Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago).