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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

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A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Melanie
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Kieran Gallagher
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Devani
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Sgt Eddie Parks
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Dr. Jean Selkirk
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Dillon
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Mia Garcha ...
Melanie Double
Grace McGee ...
Anne
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Kenny
Connor Pratt ...
Peter
Joe Lomas ...
Joe
Will Brooks ...
Painted Boy
Joel Sheldon ...
T-Shirt Boy
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In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.

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Our greatest threat is our only hope See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violence/bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »

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26 January 2017 (USA)  »

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She Who Brings Gifts  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Filmed in the UK's second city, Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. See more »

Goofs

Whilst the movie was filmed in 2015 the panoramic shot of central London containing the 'Gherkin' also shows the old building at 20 Fenchurch Street, which was demolished in 2008, its replacement, the 'Walkie Talkie' was completed in 2014. See more »

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Dillon: [Parks cocks a pistol at him] Look, boss, I just scratched it on a rock.
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Featured in Projector: The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) See more »

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Interesting & different, I really enjoyed it!
4 January 2017 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

I've been looking forward to watching this movie and it didn't disappoint! I am a big horror/thriller/drama fan, and I do love zombie movies, and this was a completely new variation that focused more on the human story, which I also love, but the story behind it all is unlike other films I've seen. I'd say this is more of a drama with thriller/horror aspects mainly due to the situation the characters are in, and I'd encourage everyone to give it a watch! The acting is great, the story is unique and interesting and It was not predictable at all. I haven't read the book but I'm going to do so next. I really enjoyed this movie!


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