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  • Evolution (2015)

    6.85/10

    R | 1h 21min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Evolution (2015) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • Netflix: May 01, 2016
  • Blu-ray: May 01, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Evolution (2015) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Ulrika Garcia, Aino Sirje, Nathalie Legosles, Magdalena Komárová, Marina Val

Directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic

Lucile Hadzihalilovic‘s Evolution (2015) is a strange horror mystery where a young boy wonders why he and the rest of the boys must be hospitalized in their sea-side town. Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, and Julie-Marie Parmentier star in Evolution.

Synopsis: Nicolas is a boy living on a remote island set in the future, or another planet - or is it a dream? His village consists of white-painted houses located above the sea with a volcanic rock and black sand coastline, populated by young women and boys all of a similar age to Nicolas. Whilst swimming, Nicolas makes a discovery in the ocean, which is shrugged off by his mother, who, like all the women in the town has tied-back hair, is pale and wears a simple thin beige dress. Nicolas is curious, thinks that he is being lied to and starts to explore his environment, witnessing some unsettling scenes. He then finds himself taken to a hospital-like building where he, along with the others, undergoes a series of medical procedures by the women, dressed as nurses. He is befriended by one nurse, who becomes instrumental in the film's denouement. The film is not easy to categorise; it is not only enigmatic but beautifully filmed with deeply poetic imagery. It reflects the fear of the unknown, experienced by a boy on the cusp of adolescence.

Tagline: Grow to become something new.

Storyline: The only residents of young Nicholas' sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?

  • Evolution (2015) Movie Details

  • Directors: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  • Writers: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Alante Kavaite, Geoff Cox
  • Cast: Ulrika Garcia, Aino Sirje, Nathalie Legosles, Magdalena Komárová, Marina Val, Roxane Duran, Mireia Leon, Mathilde Wargnier, Max Brebant, Hugo Lopez, Munia Yasming, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Mateo Lopez, Marta Blanc, Mathieu Goldfeld, Carla Lozano, Pablo-Noé Etienne, Nissim Renard, Pablo-Noé Etienne, Olga Molina, Chantal Aimée, Chantal Aimée, Liza Moretti, Magdalena Komárová, Laura Ballesteros, Michela Murgo, Nuria Rodríguez, Eric Batlle, Julia Nichols, Mafer Blanco
  • Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery
  • Producers: Alejandro Arenas, John Engel, Ángeles Hernández, Genevieve Lemal, David Matamoros, Julien Naveau, Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Nicolas Villarejo Farkas, Sebastián Álvarez
  • Musicians: Jesús Díaz, Zacarías M. de la Riva
  • Cinematographers: Manuel Dacosse
  • Editors: Nassim Gordji Tehrani
  • Runtime: 81 min / 1h 21min
  • Year: 2015
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 7
  • Nominations: 16
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