As one of the last "natural" beings born into a genetically engineered world, Vincent Freeman (Hawke) has none of the "pre-ordered" DNA that will guarantee him success. Desperate to realize his dream of exploring space, Vincent assumes the identity of a genetically superior athlete (Law). Avoiding detection using the athlete's genetic markers, Vincent becomes a rising star at Gattaca Aerospace, attracting the attention of a stunning co-worker (Thurman). But when a flight director is brutally murdered, a clue left at the crime scene threatens to shatter Vincent's plans.
Won: Best Film, Best Original Soundtrack, 1997 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
Nominated: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, 1998 Academy Awards; Best Original Score - Motion Picture 1998 Golden Globes
An impressively fine-tuned first feature from Andrew Niccol.