Directed by Michael Campus • 1972 • United States
Starring Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon
Zero population growth: that’s the goal of the government controlling a smog-choked future Earth where human-caused environmental catastrophe has made life increasingly unsustainable and having children is punishable by death. When a couple desperate to conceive defy the ban on reproduction, they must go on the run through a dangerous dystopia to save both themselves and their baby. Featuring powerful performances from Geraldine Chaplin and Oliver Reed, Z.P.G. is a provocative, unsung gem of seventies sci-fi that remains chillingly relevant.