5.9/10
5,521
44 user 96 critic

Evolution (2015)

Évolution (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 25 November 2016 (USA)
Trailer
2:13 | Trailer
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?
7 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Innocence II (2004)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Stars: Zoé Auclair, Lea Bridarolli, Bérangère Haubruge
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Modern-day France. One night, teenager Mimi helplessly watches her mother try to commit suicide. As she slowly recovers in hospital her aunt, Solange who is in her mid-sixties takes the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Stars: Sandra Sammartino, Denise Aron-Schropfer, Michel Trillot
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a photo shooting for gothic fashion in an old bunker, the entrance key gets lost. The three models and the photo team are desperately seeking for another exit. While seeking, they are... See full summary »

Director: Ralf Kemper
Stars: Prashant Prabhakar, Katharina Brehl, Katharina Fromm
Nectar (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A round chamber in a park, where five women perform a ritual they know well. The queen gives her nectar. Yet a new cycle is already under way.

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Stars: Olga Riazanova, Karl Sarafidis, Aude-Laurence Clermont Biver
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young girl pretending to be the deceased granddaughter of an ailing grandmother begins experiencing horrific visions of the dead granddaughter, causing her to slowly succumb to the insanity of illusion and reality merging.

Director: Danny Pang
Stars: Siu-Fai Cheung, Yi Song, Zitian Tian
Baby Blues (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

When a young couple moves into a home, they find a mysterious doll that changes their lives forever.

Director: Po-Chih Leong
Stars: Raymond Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo, Karena Ng
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they ... See full summary »

Director: Adrián García Bogliano
Stars: Laura Caro, Francisco Barreiro, Michele Garcia
Baskin (2015)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A squad of unsuspecting cops go through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

Director: Can Evrenol
Stars: Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Görkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu
Raaz Reboot (2016)
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The fourth installment of a horror series that explores secrets, mysteries and human frailties.

Director: Vikram Bhatt
Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda, Suzanna Mukherjee
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jimmy is obsessed with contacting his deceased mother through black magic. When his new friend Amir convinces him to impress the hottest girls at school with a ritual, they accidentally unleash an evil force that may raise the dead.

Director: Sohail A. Hassan
Stars: Jakob Hasselstrøm, Razi Irawani, Sidse Kinnerup
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

Director: Nicolas Pesce
Stars: Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Olivia Bond
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

Director: Stephen Fingleton
Stars: Martin McCann, Mia Goth, Olwen Fouéré
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marta Blanc ... Nurse
Max Brebant ... Nicolas
Roxane Duran ... Stella
Julie-Marie Parmentier ... La mère
Mathieu Goldfeld Mathieu Goldfeld ... Victor
Nissim Renard Nissim Renard ... Franck
Pablo-Noé Etienne Pablo-Noé Etienne ... Le 4e garçon
Nathalie Legosles Nathalie Legosles ... Le docteur (as Nathalie Le Gosles)
Chantal Aimée Chantal Aimée
Laura Ballesteros Laura Ballesteros
Eric Batlle Eric Batlle
Mafer Blanco Mafer Blanco
Anna Broock Anna Broock
Celestino Chacon Celestino Chacon
Annie Enganalim Annie Enganalim
Edit

Storyline

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, ...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Grow to become something new.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evolution See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,927, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$24,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,985
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lucile Hadzihalilovic based the movie on the experience she had when she was 10 and went to a hospital to get her appendix removed. See more »

Quotes

Nicolas: Why am I sick?
La mère: Because at your age your body is changing and weakening.
Nicolas: Like lizards?
La mère: In a way. Like lizards or crabs. When they molt, they're very fragile.
[pause]
Nicolas: And starfish?
La mère: They only change once, at birth.
Nicolas: And afterwards?
La mère: Afterwards... a new cycle begins.
[pause]
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

How Acla disappeared from Earth
Composed by Cyclobe
from the album "Wounded galaxies tap at the window"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Some good ideas but hampered by a joyless execution
18 October 2016 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

A young boy begins to wonder about the isolated community he has grown up in; one populated only with boys his age and young women.

This French film is an example of a recent type of development that I have noticed in horror cinema in that it is a film that is played out in such a self-consciously arty style that it seems to think engaging with the audience may in actual fact be beneath it. The events depicted have some genuine potential but they are played out in such an overwhelmingly downbeat manner that their effect is seriously compromised. The tone of the film is more or less one note from start to finish, resulting in a pretty unsatisfying experience. This is an especial shame when the overall setting of the story and its enigmatic qualities are fairly promising. Details are not fully revealed about what is going on but this fact didn't concern me too much – aspects such as the strange medical experiments and odd events that played out on the beach in the dead of night were intriguing. But the material was not served well in my opinion by the excessively po-faced execution and it was ultimately quite difficult getting very involved with the events that played out in this one.


50 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 44 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed