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Equals (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 26 May 2016 (USA)
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In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.


Drake Doremus


Nathan Parker (screenplay by), Drake Doremus (story by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Silas
Vernetta Lopez ... Woman at Turnstile
Scott Lawrence ... Mark
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Kate
Kristen Stewart ... Nia
Rebecca Hazlewood ... Zoe
Yu Hwan Park Yu Hwan Park ... Seth
Bel Powley ... Rachel
David Selby ... Leonard
Aurora Perrineau ... Iris
Nathan Parker Nathan Parker ... David
Jessica Lois ... Coupler Woman
Seth Adams ... Health and Safety Guard
Dennis Shin Dennis Shin ... Health and Safety Guard
Guy Pearce ... Jonas


A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated. Written by Nathan Parker

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In the future when human is emotionless, the only crime is... love. See more »


Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, sensuality, partial nudity and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas gemelas See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,206, 17 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,095, 29 July 2016
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. See more »


An "interstellar" news report says a space probe is preparing to land on planet TK-14 which is 798 million miles from Earth, but that distance is not interstellar. It is roughly the distance from the Sun to Saturn. See more »


[first lines]
The Collective: [over PA] All trains leave from the lower level. The Collective runs when everybody do their part. Report suspicious activity to Health and Safety.
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Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14: III. Scene Aux Champs: Adagio
Composed by Hector Berlioz
Performed by San Diego Symphony Orchestra and Yoav Talmi
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Excellent drama-- one of the best
29 June 2016 | by SnootzSee all my reviews

I rate this 9 out of 10 only because the sound quality leaves much to be desired. Parts of the movie are so subdued it's difficult to understand what people are saying. I had to turn my video player to double volume just to hear the movie at low-standard volume. That cost it a point.

Other than that... without spoiling the plot, this is what Logan's Run and THX-1138 should have been. No pointless, time-wasting action, no gratuitous nudity, just sheer human emotion, drama and situation.

The directing is excellent. The acting is superb. I am very critical when it comes to films but I couldn't find a single conceptual or production flaw throughout (except for the aforementioned poor sound handling). This is an intriguing, fascinating story that leaves the viewer with mixed emotions. What would we prefer, a pristine, harm-free society in which emotion is subdued, or one full of emotion, beauty... and the pain brought about by those emotions?

This film both answers and refuses to answer that question. It presents a story, leaving us to determine which we would prefer. The story is well-crafted, has enough twist to surprise, and an ending that satisfies without preaching.

This is one of the best films I've ever seen in this genre. Yes, it is slow, has little or no action, no blood, gore, gratuitous sex or other things on which today's society seems to thrive. In short-- this is story telling, directing, acting and movie-making at its finest for those minds who are more interested in humanity than car chases.

Highly recommended.

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