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 ... 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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Find your equal 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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Did You Know?


Guy Pearce and director Drake Doremus previously collaborated on Breathe In (2013). See more »


In the end credits, the word "newborn" is misspelled as "new born." 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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Crazy Credits

In luminous letters in the closing credits, the letter 'E's' would light up first to mimic an 'equal sign' first before full illumination of all the letters. See more »


Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro Con Brio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Anton Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Emil Tabakov
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Same (in)difference
4 February 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I think I have to watch Gattaca again. I remember having issues with that, but maybe the second time around and especially after watching this rather mediocre attempt/stab at a society that is not allowed to feel anything, I may look at it with a different perspective. Having said, it's not all bad here. It is by the numbers and it works for what it is I reckon, but that might not be enough for some.

Having said that, the actors try their best to shine in this dystopian landscape which isn't that easy. Still predictable, even without some notions and inserts, this will not surprise too many viewers. It flows along nicely though and at least doesn't fail its goals

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Release Date:

26 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,206, 17 July 2016

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