In Time is set in the near future where humans are no longer slaves to money: they are slaves to time. People literally work for more time, which is displayed on a green digital device on everyone's forearm. Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) earns barely enough hours to get to tomorrow. That's a far cry from the man he saves one day at a bar. As a reward, the man gives Will a century of time. Such a large transfer of time disrupts the system. The police unit, known as Timekeepers, led by Raymond (Cillian Murphy), begins to investigate. Will is branded a murderer. He kidnaps Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried), the daughter of wealthy time lender Philippe (Vincent Kartheiser), as he goes on the run. Soon the pair develop a romantic bond. They attempt to change the corrupt system and save the poor from their daily battle to stay alive. The plot may sound absurd, but writer-director Andrew Niccol has created a believable world. He makes clever use of time references: a cup of coffee costs five minutes, a bus ride costs one hour. Then there are also thugs called Minutemen, who are always looking to steal time from other citizens. Each minute is vital to an individual's life. You'll be nervous as you watch the characters' digitised timer running down. Losing track of time, in this grim world, is the difference between life and death.