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An iconic slice of science fiction cinema, Soylent Green sets a police procedural in a disturbing dystopian future.
In New York City in the year 2022, the world has become massively overpopulated and polluted. The streets are overcrowded, the oceans a drying up, and resources are running out. The population mostly survives on rationed food, particularly Soylent Green, a protein-rich wafer produced by the Soylent Corporation, supposedly made from plankton. When a member of the wealthy elite is murdered, detective Frank Thorn (Charlton Heston) takes on a case that penetrates right through to the shocking truth at the heart of Soylent.
US 1973 Dir Richard Fleischer 97 min