A nightmare of the future...or tomorrow's reality? Have a baby- go to the death chamber! A husband and wife (Oliver Reed and Geraldine Chaplin) defy the state's anti-procreation ban in this sci-fi what if? Set in a grim, overpopulated techno-future where message satellites drone overhead, citizens wear breathing masks as protection from the poisonous air and common housecats are among the extinct fauna displayed in natural history museums. Unwilling to accept the robot dolls offered by the state as replacements for children, the young couple secretly care for their infant amid a malicious society that rewards informants. Certainly they cannot keep their secret long. But will it be long enough for them to escape to a far-off land of new beginnings?